Sindhu, Saina sail into quarter-finals

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Aug 2018 10:59:21



TOP Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal advanced to the women’s singles quarter-finals after beating their respective opponents in straight games here. Olympic and World Championship silver medallist Sindhu outwitted local player and world number 22 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-12, 21-15, in 35 minutes after Commonwealth Games gold medallist Saina dispatched another crowd-favourite Fitriani, ranked 40th, 21-6, 21-14, in another second-round match.

Saina will next face either Thailand’s fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon or Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun, while Sindhu will take on the winner of the match between Sri Lanka’s Kavidi Sirimannage and Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol.
CWG silver medallists duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, lost to Korea’s Choi Solgyu and Min Hyuk Kang in men’s doubles.