India’s Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of the Star Australian Super Series badminton here on Thursday after posting comfortable victories in their respective women’s singles second-round matches.
However, other Indians in fray in both the men’s singles and doubles events bowed out.
Saina defeated compatriot P.C. Thulasi 21-18, 21-15 in 42 minutes while Sindhu took just 31 minutes to down Thailand’s Nichaon Jindapon 21-13, 21-7.
Meanwhile in men’s singles, sixth seed Zhengming Wang of China beat B. Sai Praneeth 21-15, 8-21, 21-19.
The results (second round):
Men: Singles: Zhengming Wang (Chn) bt B. Sai Praneeth 21-15, 8-21, 21-19.
Doubles: Lee Sheng Mua & Tsai Chia Hsin (Tpe) bt Alwin Francis & Arun Vishnu 21-18, 21-9; Sung Hyun Ko & Baek Choel Shin (Kor) bt Pranaav Jerry Chopra & Akshay Dewalkar 21-13, 21-19.
Women: Singles: Saina Nehwal bt P.C. Thulasi 21-18, 21-15; P.V. Sindhu bt Nichaon Jindapon (Tha) 21-13, 21-7.