China Open: Sindhu, Kidambi cruise into quarterfinals

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Ace Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu emerged victorious to reach the quarterfinals of the ongoing China Open badminton tournament on Thursday.

Srikanth made a came back from a game down to defeat Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 10-21, 21-9, 21-9, while Sindhu hardly broke a sweat and eased to a 21-12, 21-15 win over Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand.

In women’s singles, Sindhu looked strong right from the opening and raced ahead of her Thai opponent, who fought back hard but her effort was not brawny enough to close the gap.

In men’s singles, Srikanth couldn’t find a rhythm in the first game and handed an easy advantage to his Indonesian counterpart 10-21. As the game entered into the tight second game, the match turned in favour of Srikanth as he dominated the exchanges and went onto dispose of his opponent 21-9 to take the match to the deciding round.

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