Hong Kong: Badminton Player Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in the second round of women’s single at the Hong Kong Super Series on Wednesday.
In the opening round of China Open, Saina lost the match with a big score against World No. 12 Thai shuttler Porntip Buranaprasertsuk by 12-21 21-19 21-17.
The fifth seeded Indian, who is hoping to seal her Dubai Super Series Final spot, will next go up against the victor of the match between Chiang Mei Hui and Japan's Sayaka Sato at the Hong Kong Coliseum.
In men's singles, Swiss Open victor H S Prannoy vanquished China's Qiao Bin 21-16 21-18, while National champion Sameer Verma edged past Japan's Takuma Ueda 22-20 21-18 in another match.
Men's duplicates match of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, who spoke to India at the Rio Olympics, be that as it may, endured a 15-21 8-21 misfortune to Korean combo of Solgyu Choi and KO Sung Hyun.