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Sindhu, Prannoy enter pre-quarterfinals of Thailand Open

Press Trust of India  |  Bangkok 

Top shuttlers P V Sindhu and HS Prannoy progressed to the women's and men's singles pre-quarterfinals with straight game wins on a mixed day for at the USD 350,000 Super 500 tournament here today.

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu brushed aside Bulgaria's 21-8 21-15 in the opening round to set up a clash with Hong Kong's

Playing only his second tournament after recovering from an in his ankle, Prannoy defeated Spain's Pablo Abian, who had clinched the White Nights title last Sunday, 21-16 21-19 in a men's singles match at here.

The fourth seeded Indian will face experienced of tomorrow.

Returning to action after recovering from a stress fracture on his shin, 2014 champion Parupalli Kashyap saw off Canada's 21-15 21-17 to set up a pre-quarterfinal match against Japan's Kanta Tsuneyama.

Meanwhile, men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy prevailed over Chinese Taipei's Chen and 21-18 15-21 21-17 to reach the prequarterfinals.

However, it was curtains for Swiss Open champion and young Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka in the opening round.

Sameer lost 18-21 16-21 to Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, while Vaishnavi was shown the door by eighth seed of after notching up a 21-13 21-17 win over the Indian.

Also bowing out of the tournament was rising men's doubles pair of Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok after losing 18-21 21-13 16-21 to and of

Another men's pair of Mandiraju and Venkat also put up a fight before going down 21-14 12-21 14-21 to and of Hong Kong.

Among others, women's doubles pairing of and Poorvisha S Ram, mixed duo of and Anoushka Parikh, and and crashed out of the tournament.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 19:45 IST