Good day for Indian shuttlers at Swiss Open Super 300
Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the quarter finals at the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament here on Thursday.
India’s mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa also entered the last eight.
World champion Sindhu hardly broke any sweat, beating US Iris Wang 21-13, 21-14 while former world No. 1 Srikanth notched up a 21-10, 14-21, 21-14 victory over world No. 50 Thomas Rouxel of France. Jayaram eked out a 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 victory over third-seeded Dane Rasmus Gemke in their respective singles second round matches.
Satwik and Ashwini defeated the Indonesian combination of Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari 21-18, 21-16 in a mixed doubles second-round match.
However, Sourabh Verma lost 17-21, 14-21 to eighth-seeded Thai Kunlavut Vitidsarn.
On Wednesday, Saina Nehwal bowed out after a 16-21, 21-17, 21-23 loss in the first round to Phittayaporn Chaiwan of Thailand.
Saina’s husband Parupalli Kashyap too went down 15-21, 10-21 to Spain’s Pablo Abian.