Indian shuttlers in quarter-finals

Wuhan (China): Ace Indian women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu registered straight-game wins to sail into the quarterfinals of the Asia Badminton Championship here Thursday. London Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who was the last Indian to take the court on Thursday, needed just 38 minutes to get the better of Kim Ga Eun of Korea to enter the last eight round of the women’s singles event.

Saina, seeded seventh, has a tough next encounter as she will be up against third seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. The other Indian in fray, Sindhu, seeded fourth, took just 33 minutes to beat Indonesia’s Choirunnisa 21-15 21-19 in another second round women’s singles match. She will take on unseeded Cai Yanyan of China in the quarterfinals.

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