Kidambi Srikanth and pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy enter pre-quarterfinals of China Open

In Badminton, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and the pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy entered pre-quarterfinals of China Open at Fuzhou yesterday. In the Men’s Singles opening round, fifth-seeded Srikanth defeated Frenchman Lucas Corvee. HS Prannoy, however, bowed out.

In Women’s Singles, Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka made a first round exit after losing to Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong 12-21, 16-21. Rio Olympics Silver medalist and third seed PV Sindhu has already booked a place in the pre-quarterfinals, while Saina Nehwal is not taking part in the tournament.

In Men’s Doubles, Chirag and Satwiksairaj made it to the Round-of-16 with a stunning 23-21, 24-22 win over the seventh-seeded Danish team of Mads Pieler Kolding and Mats Conrad-Petersen.

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