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French Open 2018: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth And PV Sindhu Advance To Quarter-Finals

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| October 26 , 2018 , 16:48 IST

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu have enjoyed a good success at the French Open 2018 as the three of them have successfully entered the quarter-finals by defeating their respective opponents in the Paris on Friday.

Nehwal defeated eighth seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan by 10-21, 21-14, 21-17 in a marathon match of one hour 12 minutes. Up next for Nehwal is the top seed and World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying. The two will meet five days after their three-game final at the Denmark Open.

Meanwhile, Srikanth edged past Lee Dong Keun of South Korea with a scoreline of 12-21, 21-16, 21-18. Srikanth's path gets tougher as he next faces the World No. 1 Kento Momota in the quarter-finals. Srikanth has lost all his four meetings with the Japanese this year.

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The duo had to fight hard for their win as both the games went for more than an hour. Both shuttlers bounced back after losing a game to enter the quarters.

PV Sindhu, last year's semi-finalist, had the easiest time on the court out of the three Indian superstars. The third seed prevailed over Japan's Sayaka Sato 21-17, 21-16 in 45 minutes to set up a quarter-final clash with seventh seed He Bingjiao.

Sai Praneeth was beaten 16-21, 14-21 by the Asian Games gold medallist Jonatan Christie.