Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the singles quarterfinals at the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament in Basel on Thursday.
Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa also made it to the quarters.
World champion Sindhu beat USA’s Iris Wang 21-13, 21-14 in the women’s singles, while former world no 1 Srikanth notched up a 21-10, 14-21, 21-14 victory over World No. 50 Thomas Rouxel of France. Jayaram eked out a hard-fought 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 win against third-seeded Dane Rasmus Gemke.
Satwik and Ashwini, who reached the semifinals at Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 in January, defeated the Indonesian pair of Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari 21-18, 21-16 in a mixed doubles second-round match.
Sindhu meets fifth-seeded Thai Busanan…