Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth entered the quarterfinals of the women’s and men’s singles respectively with easy victories at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Friday.
Sindhu, a silver medalist in the 2018 edition, did not face the expected resistance from Uganda’s Hussina Kobugabe, winning the pre-quarterfinals 21-10, 21-9.
Srikanth, seeded second in Gold Coast, also did not break a sweat as he cruised to a 21-9, 21-12 win over Sri Lanka’s Dumindu Abeywickram in the men’s singles.
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Earlier, the Indian women’s pair of Gayatri Gopichand and Treisa Jolly had defeated Mauritian Jemimah Leung For Sang and Ganesha Mungrah 21-2, 21-4 to enter the last eight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVfUARn8SfY” width=”320″ height=”472″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe> <p>The double Olympic medalist Sindhu will face. Malaysia's Goh Jin Wei advanced to the next round to secure a place in the semi-finals.</p> <p>Sindhu had defeated Goh in two tight games in the mixed team final and against 22 she could not afford to let her guard down. -Malaysian of the Year, in 2015 and 2018 <a href='https://www.news18.com/world/'>World</a> Junior Championship Gold Medalist.</p> <p>Former world number 54 Srikanth will face England's Toby Penty.</p> <p>Gayatri and Trisa will next face Jamaica's Tahlia Richardson and Catherine Winter.</p> <p>Read on <p> a href=breaking news And Headlines here