Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the quarterfinals of singles competition at the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament.
Reigning women’s world champion Sindhu cruised into the last eight with a straight games win 21-13, 21-14 over USA’s Iris Wang while Jayaram stunned Swiss third seed Rasmus Gemke 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 to reach the quarter-finals.
World championships bronze medallist Sai Praneeth beat Spain’s Pablo Abian 21-12, 21-17 while Kidambi Srikanth defeated France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-10, 14-21, 21-14 to enter the quarter-finals.
Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa also progressed to the quarterfinals. However, Saina Nehwal, Paruppalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma have crashed out of the tournament.
Source: News On Air