Indian trio of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth eased into Indonesia Masters’ quarterfinal with straight-game victories over their respective opponents in Jakarta today. Second seed Sindhu defeated Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 23-21, 21-7 in 37 minutes to make the last-eight stage of her season-opener.
Sindhu is expected to take on Spain’s Carolina Marin next. Saina too stormed into the last eight with a 21-17, 21-15 win over Indonesia’s Fitriani Fitriani. She will next face Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand. Eighth seed Srikanth recorded a clinical 21-14, 21-9 win over Japan’s Asian Games bronze medallist Kenta Nishimoto.Srikanth will face either Indonesia’s Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie or China’s reigning All England champion Shi Yuqi.
However, men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy went down fighting 14-21, 21-17, 10-21 to fifth seeded KimAstrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark.