India’s Saina Nehwal progressed through to the third round of the Badminton World Championships after a comfortable 21-13 21-9 victory over Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong kong in the second round on Wednesday.
The World No.2 began the match well, taking 4 out of the first 5 point to go 4-1 up and then strengthened her lead further to go 11-6 up at the interval mark. After the break, Cheung won 3 points straight before Saina came back to win 4 points cosecutivley to go 15-9 up. She continued to pile on the pressure on her opponent and won 6 out of the next 10 points to eventually win the opening game 21-13.
The second game began on a similar note as the first, as Saina won 5 out of the first 6 points to 5-1 up in the game. She continued to have control over proceedings, winnning 6 out of the next 11 points to go 11-6 up at the interval mark.
After the break, the Indian continued her dominance, not letting Cheung make openings into the fixture and eventually won the game 21-9 to move into the pre-quarter stage of the tournament.
With her win, both the Indian Women’s Singles pair have now moved into the second round. P V Sindhu earned a hard-fought win over Line Kjaersfeldt of Denmark 11-21 21-17 21-16. on Tuesday.
Final Scoreline- Saina Nehwal beat Cheung Ngan Yi 21-13 21-9