Saina Nehwal avenged her All England defeat at the hands of Eriko Hirose by beating the Japanese star in the Round of 16 of the Swiss Open Grand Prix. Nehwal prevailed 21-15, 17-21, 21-11 to book her place in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open.
Nehwal was trailing 5-9 in the first game, but recovered to win it 21-15. The reverse occurred in the second, when Hirose recovered from a 3-6 deficit to take it 21-17.
Saina will play Petla Nedelcheva of Bulgaria in the last eight.