Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma reached the quarter-finals of the Toyota Thailand Open after registering straight-game wins while HS Prannoy bowed out of Super 1000 tournament in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also advanced in both mixed and men’s doubles with Ashwini Ponnappa and Chirag Shetty respectively.
Olympic silver medallist Sindhu expectedly outclassed Malaysia’s world No. 92 Kisona Selvaduray 21-10, 21-12 in a lopsided second-round contest that lasted just 35 minutes.
Up next for her will be a challenging encounter against Thailand’s fourth-seeded Ratchanok Inthanon.
World No 31 Sameer also continued his impressive run, stunning world No 17 Rasmus Gemke 21-12, 21-9 in just 39 minutes for his third victory over the Danish player.
The mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa made it to the quarterfinals with a stunning 22-20, 14-21, 21-16 win over world No 17 German duo of Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich in a match that lasted close to an hour.
In the men’s doubles, Satwik and Chirag notched up an upset 21-18. 23-21 win over seven seeds Korean combination of Choi Solgyu and Seo Seung Jae.
Prannoy, however, failed to cross the second round hurdle, going down 17-21, 18-21 to Malaysia’s Daren Liew, a day after battling through pain to upstage Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie in a gruelling three-game match.