PV Sindhu advanced to the ongoing Thailand Open quarterfinals with a comfortable victory over Malaysia's Kisona Selvaduray in the straight games (21-10, 21-12).
The Indian duo won their first set against Germany's Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich but lost in the second set. However, Satwiksairaj and Ashwini surprised the German duo in the third set and won the long 56-minute match (22-20, 14-21, 21-16).
After losing in the second round last week, the duo had crashed out from the Yonex Thailand Open, but Satwiksairaj and Ashwini were able to get over the line this time with their excellent performance.
In the men's doubles team with Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj also won a doubles match after defeating South Korean pair of Choi Sol-Gyu and Seo Seung-Jae in the straight games.
Earlier that day, Indian shuttler Sameer Verma performed brilliantly to secure a spot in the tournament's quarterfinals. Sameer defeated Danish badminton player Rasmus Gemke in two straight sets (21-12, 21-9) in a 39-minute match to advance to the next round.
Although, HS Prannoy withdrew from the tournament after losing to Malaysia's Liew Daren in the second round. Prannoy fought fiercely in the match but eventually lost to Daren (17-21, 18-21) in a 40-minute clash.
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