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Asia Badminton C'ships: Sindhu, Saina, Sameer Verma enter quarters

Asia Badminton C'ships: Sindhu, Saina, Sameer Verma enter quarters

Wuhan, Apr 25 (UNI) Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma entered to the quarterfinal of Asia Badminton Championships 2019 on Thursday after winning their Round 16 matches in their respective categories.

Fourth seed, Sindhu defeated Indonesia's Choirunnisa 21-15, 21-19 to advance to the next round, while Saina Nehwal defeated Korea's Kim Ga Eun 21-13, 21-13.

Sindhu will face World No 17 China's Cai Yanyan in the quarters, while ninth ranked Saina, will take on World No 4 Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the next round.

Meanwhile, In men's singles, Sameer Verma just took 43 minutes and defeated World No 16 Hong Kong's Ka Long Angus 21-12, 21-19 in two straight games.

In mixed doubles category, the Indian campaign ended as the pair of Utkarsh Arora and Karishma Wadkar were knocked out of the tournament after losing 10-21, 15-21 to Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja of Indonesia in the second round.

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