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PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma make progress in Asia Badminton Championships

PV Sindhu And Sameer Verma Won In Straight Games To Enter The Quarterfinal Of The Asia Badminton Championships.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Apr 2019, 02:08:35 PM
PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma entered the quarterfinals of the Asia Badminton Championship. (Image credit: Twitter)

PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma entered the quarterfinals of the Asia Badminton Championship. (Image credit: Twitter)

highlights

  • India's mixed doubles pair of Utkarsh Arora and Karishma Wadkar crashed out.
  • Sameer Verma defeated Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus 21-12 21-19.
  • PV Sindhu beat Indonesia's Choirunnisa 21-15 21-19 to enter the quarterfinal.

Wuhan:

PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma continued their impressive run, progressing to the women's and men's singles quarterfinals respectively of the Asia Badminton Championship in Wuhan on Thursday. Sindhu, seeded fourth, took just 33 minutes to get the better of Indonesia's Choirunnisa 21-15 21-19 in a one-sided women's singles match. The world number six will next play the unseeded Cai Yanyan of China in the quarterfinals.
     
In the men's singles, Sameer brushed aside Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus 21-12 21-19. He will next face either Thai shuttler Sitthikom Thammasin or second-seeded Shi Yuqi of China.

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India's mixed doubles pair of Utkarsh Arora and Karishma Wadkar crashed out in the second round after losing 21-10 21-15 to Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja of Indonesia.
     
Later Thursday, world number nine Saina Nehwal will take on Kim Ga Eun of South Korea in women's singles second round match.

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First Published : 25 Apr 2019, 02:06:59 PM