Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu stormed into the women’s singles quarter-finals with a comfortable 21-12, 21-18 victory over Yvonne Li of Germany. In the quarter-finals, Sindhu will face South Korean shuttler Sim Yujin, who defeated Spain’s Beatriz Corrales in the round of 16. Whereas, in the men’s singles, former world No 1 Kidambi Srikanth was knocked out by Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.
The second seed beat the Indian 21-14, 21-18. Axelsen’s quarter-final opponent will be B Sai Praneeth, who sealed his last eight spot with a 21-17, 14-21, 21-19 win over Frenchman Christo Popov. Meanwhile, India’s men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy began their campaign with a 21-15, 19-21, 23-21 win over South Korea’s Kang Minhyuk and Seo Seungjae in the second round. Chirag and Satwik got a walkover in their round 1 match.