Sindhu, Srikanth enter quarterfinals of India Open

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By Amit Kumar Das
New Delhi, Mar 28 (PTI)
Former champions P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarterfinals after easy wins but the highlight of the day was H S Prannoy’s thrilling victory over Denmark’s Jan Jorgensen on the third day of the Yonex-Sunrise India Open here Thursday.
B Sai Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap also advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Tour Super 500 event after contrasting wins in the men’s singles competition.
Sindhu, who clinched the title in 2017, thrashed Hong Kong’s Deng Joy Xuan 21-11 21-13 in the women’s singles, while Srikanth recorded a 21-11 21-16 win over China’s Lu Guangzu in the men’s event.
Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will next face Denmark’s eighth seed Mia Blichfeldt, who had won the Barcelona Spain Masters, while Srikanth set up a meeting with compatriot B Sai Praneeth in a rematch of their 2017 Singapore Open final.

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