Commonwealth Games 2018: Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu Enter Quarter-Finals

Updated: 12 April 2018 11:03 IST

London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will be up against Jessica Li of Isle of Man in her round of 16 match.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu Enter Quarter-Finals
Top seed Srikanth thrashed Sri Lankan Niluka Karunaratne 21-10, 21-10 in just 33 minutes © AFP

It was another good day for the Indian shuttlers as P.V. Sindhu, Ruthvika Gadde, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S.Prannoy sailed into the quarter-finals of women's and men's singles with easy wins in their respective round of 16 encounters at the 21st Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Rio silver medallist Sindhu whipped past local girl Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen 21-15, 21-9 in straight games to enter the quarters.

The World No.3 Indian will take on Canadian Brittney Tam for a place in the top-four on Friday.

In another singles tie, Ruthvika overcame some resistance from Singapore's Jia Min Yeo to eventually emerge victorious by 2-1 (21-10, 21-23, 21-10) in a 55-minute battle.

London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will be up against Jessica Li of Isle of Man in her round of 16 match, later on, Thursday.

Top seed Srikanth thrashed Sri Lankan Niluka Karunaratne 2-0 (21-10, 21-10) in just 33 minutes at the Carrara Sports Arena.

Prannoy, on the other hand, tamed Australian Anthony Joe 2-0 (21-18, 21-11) in 35 minutes to enter the quarters.

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Highlights
  • Sindhu whipped past local girl Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen
  • Sindhu will take on Canadian Brittney Tam on Friday
  • Ruthvika overcame some resistance from Singapore's Jia Min Yeo
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