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Indians in badminton quarters (Badminton Roundup)

IANS  |  Gold Coast 

India's star singles shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, and entered the quarter-finals, while Satwik Rankireddy, Ashwini Ponnappa and N.Sikki Reddy also enjoyed a successful day as they reached the last-eight stages in both the doubles categories at the 21st here on Thursday.

Rio silver medallist Sindhu whipped local girl 21-15, 21-9, while London Olympic bronze medallist advanced after the Isle of Man's retired hurt while trailing 4-21, 0-2.

World No.3 Sindhu will on Friday take on Canadian for a place in the top-four, while Saina will face of

In another women's singles tie, Ruthvika Gadde overcame some resistance from Singapore's to eventually emerge victorious 21-10, 21-23, 21-10 in a 55-minute battle. She will face Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in the next round.

In the men's singles, top seed Srikanth thrashed Sri Lankan Niluka Karunaratne 21-10, 21-10 in just 33 minutes at the Arena here, while Prannoy tamed Australian 21-18, 21-11 in 35 minutes to enter the quarter-finals.

Srikanth will meet Singapore's in the quarter-finals, while Prannoy will look to go past Sri Lankan Dinuka Karunaratne.

In the men's doubles, Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Mauritius' and 21-8, 21-12.

The Indian pair will meet Malaysians Chan Peng Soon and Goh Soon Huat in the next round.

In the mixed doubles, the pairs of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwik, and Sikki and Pranaav Chopra advanced to the quarter-finals.

Ashwini and Satwik took just 25 minutes to thrash Canadian duo of and 21-10, 21-7.

In the quarter-finals, the Indian mixed doubles pair will be up against Malaysia's Huat and Lai Shevon Jemie, who got past Ghana's and

Sikki and Pranaav edged past Singaporean pair of and 21-19, 21-13 in 34 minutes.

Sikki and Pranaav will next take on Malaysian pair of Chan Peng Soon and Goh for a place in the semi-finals.

Ashwini then paired up with Sikki to defeat Singapore's Ong Ren-Ne and 21-18, 21-13 for a place in the quarter-finals.

Ashwini-Sikki will take on Sri Lanka's Hasini Ambalangodage and Madushika Dilrukshi Beruwelage for a place in the semi-finals.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:06 IST
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