Quarter-finals result: Indian star Saina Nehwal defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament on Friday.
The eighth-seeded London Olympics bronze medallist took just 33 minutes to carve out a comprehensive 21-7, 21-18 victory over her unseeded Thai opponent.
Nehwal will take on sixth seed He Bingjiao of China for a place in the final.
Bingjiao defeated compatriot Chen Xiaoxin in the last-eight stage.
It was, however, curtains for PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth.
Sindhu crashed out following a loss to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain while Srikanth lost to Jonatan Christie of Indonesia.
The second-seeded Sindhu struggled to match the fifth-seeded Marin, going down 11-21, 12-21 after a 37-minute battle.
Srikanth, on the other hand, lost 18-21, 19-21 to Asian Games champion Christie in the men's singles match.
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Updated Date: Jan 26, 2019 16:30:36 IST