5 India shuttlers enter quarterfinals of India Open
In Badminton, India’s PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth, Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarterfinals of the India Open tournament.
In the pre-quarterfinals in New Delhi today, Sindhu defeated Deng Joy Xuan of Hong Kong 21-11, 21-13 in women’s singles.
In the men’s singles, Praneeth eked out a thrilling come-from-behind 18-21, 21-16, 21-15 win over fifth-seeded compatriot Sameer Verma.
Kashyap dished out a superb game to beat Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-11, 21-13.
Prannoy defeated Jorgensen of Denmark 21-19, 20-22, 21-17.
Kidambi Srikanth beat Guangzu Lu of China 21-11, 21-16.
However, Subhankar Dey lost to Wang Tzu-wei of Taiwan.