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Apr 25, 2019
8:54PM

Badminton: Three Indian shuttlers enter quarters of Asia C'ships

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In Badminton, shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma advanced to the quarterfinal of Asia Championships being held in Wuhan, China today after winning their Round 16 matches. 

In women's singles, Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver-medallist, defeated Indonesia's Choirunnisa 21-15, 21-19 to advance to the next round. Saina Nehwal defeated Korea's Kim Ga Eun 21-13, 21-13. 

Sindhu will be up against World No. 17 China's Cai Yanyan in the quarters, while Saina, who is currently ranked ninth in the world, will take on World No. 4 Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.

In men's singles, Sameer Verma outplayed World No. 16 Hong Kong's Ka Long Angus in two straight games, winning 21-12, 21-19. He will next face Yuqi Shi of China.

In the mixed doubles category, the Indian pair of Utkarsh Arora and Karishma Wadkar were knocked out of the tournament after losing 10-21, 15-21 to Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja of Indonesia in the second round.
 

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