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Sai, Sindhu march into Indian Open quarters

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 30: Sai Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu sailed into the quarter-fils of the India Open World Superseries badminton championships, while men's singles shuttler Sameer Verma continued his rise even as Kidambi Srikanth exited the competition here on Thursday.

Sai posted a comfortable 21-14, 21-12 win over Chochuwong Porpawee of Thailand at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.

World No.9 Sai and the 2015 winner looked much relaxed in the match and did not have to sweat much as she wrapped up the proceedings in 33 minutes to stay on course for her second title. She set up a blockbuster quarter-fil with Sindhu, who got past Japanese Sae Kawakami 21-16, 23-21 in 40 minutes. Top seed and 2016 Olympic champion Caroli Marin also advanced as she defeated Ritupar Das 21-13, 21-11 in 27 minutes. IANS

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