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Saina falls; Jwala-Ashwini in quarters

Incheon (Korea): Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were the only Indians remaining at the Korea Open Premier Super Series at the end of the second round on Thursday. Jwala and Ashwini took nearly an hour to quell the challenge of Japan’s Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa and enter the quarterfinals, but fourth seeded Indian Saina Nehwal unexpectedly fell to the unseeded Japanese Sayaka Sato, whom she had beaten in the final of the Indonesia Open Super Series last year. Sato beat the Indian 17-21 21-19 21-11 in 53 minutes. Continue reading

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