Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu advanced to the quarter-final of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament on Thursday. Second seed Saina defeated Nichaon Jindapon in straight games, while Sindhu earned a hard fought win against Busanan Ongbumrungpan to enter the quarters.
disappointing opening day, which saw all the male Indian shuttlers crashing out, Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu kept Indian hopes alive at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament on Thursday, by confirming their places in the quarter-finals.fter a
However, Saina bounced back by winning three points in a row and made it 15-15. The deadlock continued as the duo reached
World No.11 P V Sindhu also joined Saina in the quarters, after registering a hard earned victory against Thailand's Busanan Ongbumrungphan. In a match that lasted one hour and 16 minutes, Sindhu was a bit circumspect in her play and committed too many unforced errors to allow the Thai shuttler easy points. After she lost the first game 17-21, Sindhu bounced back and win the second game 21-19, before upping the ante in the third to win it 21-16. Sindhu will face Korea's Bae Yeon Ju in the quarter-final on Friday.
The women’s doubles pair of Mohita Sahdev and Sanjana Santhosh also made it to the quarter-final on Thursday after defeating the Indian pair of Ch. Poornima and Rachita Sahdev 21-16, 21-7. They will face the Japanese pair of Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao in the last eight.