Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Sameer Verma progressed to the quarterfinals of the Asia Badminton Championship at Wuhan in China today. In women’s singles, Olympic silver medalist Sindhu beat Indonesia’s Choirunnisa 21-15, 21-19 in just 33 minutes.
She will next face unseeded Cai Yanyan of China. In the men’s singles, Sameer brushed aside Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus 21-12, 21-19. However, mixed doubles pair of Utkarsh Arora & Karishma Wadkar and Venkat Prasad & Juhi Dewangan crashed out of the tournament.