Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Dani entered the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals at the China Masters Grand Prix Gold. Meanwhile, India's women shuttlers, Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli, bowed out of the tournament early.
Former world No 6 Kashyap took only 46 minutes to get the better of Thailand’s Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-16, 21-17 on his return to competitive badminton after recovering from a shoulder injury sustained during the Premier Badminton League (PBL). Kashyap will next meet third-seeded Chinese Qiao Bin later today.
Mumbai youngster Dani also entered the round of 16 by beating China’s Yan
In the women's section, Sai