Saina, Srikanth in pre-quarterfinals
Kidambi Srikanth continued his giant-killing spree while Saina Nehwal hardly broke a sweat to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon on Wednesday. Srikanth, who had stunned five-time world champion Lin Dan in the China Open final last week to become the first male shuttler to win a Super Series event, shocked seventh seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei 18-21, 22-20, 21-16 in his men’s singles campaign opener. In the women’s singles, Saina, who also bagged the China Open title, needed just 27 minute to beat unseeded Jamie Subandhi of United States 21-17, 21-11 in her campaign opener. PV Sindhu also started campaign with a win.