Kisona Selvaduray, who has been under fire for her poor form lately, has now scored one of her biggest wins in recent times after she defeated the Indian shuttler to advance to the quarter-finals of the Swiss Open.
National shuttler Kisona Selvaduray has stunned her childhood idol Saina Nehwal at the Swiss Open 2022 to advance to the quarter-finals.
The 23-year-old, scored one of her biggest wins in recent times after defeating the 32-year-old Indian shuttler in a memorable match this morning, 25 March.
Kisona’s win, 17-21, 21-13, 21-13, at the Swiss Open 2022 is particularly remarkable considering the former world number one had dominated the Malaysian in straight sets at the Thailand Open 2021. This is also the first World Tour quarter-finals for Kisona since the 2018 Orleans Masters.
Her win against Saina should allow Kisona to go against Supanida with some confidence later today.
The world number 64 hasn’t really been at her best since winning the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
The Malaysian-Indian faced racism and political attacks after she lost to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi during the Malaysia-Japan Sudirman Cup semi-final clash in October last year.
She admitted that racism affected her psychology and eventually her performance.