Paris, October 27: Indian shuttlers including Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and young Indian doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty swiftly entered into the quarterfinals of the French Open Superseries Premier Badminton tournament on Thursday being held in Paris after registering a commanding victory over their opponents in their respective categories.
In the women’s singles, Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu outclassed Japan's Sayaka Takahashi by 21-14, 21-13 and advanced to the quarterfinals to set up a revenge match against China's Chen Yufei. China's Chen Yufei had knocked Sindhu out in the opening round at Denmark Open. Sindhu crossed the first hurdle after defeating Spain’s Beatriz Corrales by 21-19 21-18.
Unfortunately, Glasgow World Championship bronze medalist Saina Nehwal bowed out of the tournament after losing to Japanese World No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi by 9-21, 21-23 in a 39-minute clash. Saina earlier in the tournament defeated Denmark's shuttler Hojmark Kjaersfeldt by 21-14 11-21 21-10 to reach pre-quarterfinals round.
On the other side, Denmark Open champion Kidambi Srikanth in men’s singles upset Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent by 21-19 21-17 in a 37-minute match. The Indian had also beaten Wong in the semifinals at Denmark Open last week. In the opening match, the World No 8 had emerged victories after his opponent Fabian Roth of Germany retired at 0-3.
In men's doubles, Satwiksairaj and Chirag dished out the 2016 European champions Conrad-Petersen and Kolding by 22-20 12-21 21-19 to reach the quarterfinals. The duo, who had reached the quarters at Korea Open as well, had defeated Frances Bastian Kersaudy and Julien Maio 21-12 21-14 in 30 minutes in the opening round. However, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost 16-21 14-21 to top-seeded Japanese Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in women's doubles.