Odense: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open, defeating second seed Akane Yamaguchi in the second round match here on Thursday
In a match which lasted 36 minutes, the Hyderabadi shuttler outplayed Japanese shuttler Yamaguchi 21-15, 21-17 in straight games.
Right from the start, Saina seemed positive and played aggressively. Her swift court movements and powerful smashes helped her to advance in the meet.
Saina will now take on former world champion Nozomi Okuahara in the quarters.