3-time Indonesia Open Champion and 2nd seed Saina Nehwal won her 2nd round match comfortably as top seed Li Xuerui in Women’s Singles was shocked by Japanese Akane Yamaguchi. Kashyap continued his giant killing as he knocked out 5th seed Korean, but 4th seed Indian Srikanth was knocked out along with Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles pair. Saina has set 2nd consecutive quarterfinal date with 4th seed Chinese Shixian Wang, who defeated her at same stage in Australia Open last week. Kashyap meets the top seed Chen.
Results of 2nd Round for Indians
- Saina Nehwal def Ya Ching (Chinese Taipei) 21-13 21-15
P Kashyap def 5th seed Wan Ho Son (Korea) 21-11 21-14
Pranaav Chopra/Akshay Dewalkar vs 4th seed Biao/Wei (China) 21-13 21-11
Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa vs 7th seed Yang/Qianxin (China) 21-8 21-18
K Srikanth (4th seed) vs Ginting Anthony (Indonesia) 14-21 22-20 21-13
Quarterfinal Schedule for Indians
- 11.30 a.m. Kashyap vs Top seed Long Chen (China)
2 p.m. 2nd seed Saina Nehwal vs 5th seed Shixian Wang (China)
Head to Head Record
Kashyap won only once in 8 meetings against Long Chen. That was also at Indonesia Open in 2012 when Kashyap defeated Long Chen, the top seed then also, 21-17, 21-14.
7-1 Kashyap trails Long Chen (China)
6-6 Saina Nehwal vs Shixian Wang (China)