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PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth Enter French Open Quarter-Finals

Sindhu dumped Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi 21-14 21-13 to set up a revenge match against China’s Chen Yufei.

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Title-contenders PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the quarterfinals in the French Open on Thursday, 26 October.

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu dumped Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi 21-14 21-13 to set up a revenge match against China's Chen Yufei. The World No 10 Chinese had knocked Sindhu out in the opening round at Denmark Open.

World Championship silver medallist Sindhu had defeated Spain’s Beatriz Corrales 21-19 21-18 in the opening round match on 25 October.

Srikanth, who was crowned the Denmark Open champion last week, saw off Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-19 21-17 in a 37-minute match. The Indian had beaten Wong in the semifinals at Denmark Open last week.

In the opening match, the World No 8 had emerged victories after his opponent Fabian Roth of Germany retired at 0-3.

In men’s doubles, Satwiksairaj and Chiragdished out another superb performance as they shocked the 2016 European champions Conrad-Petersen and Kolding 22-20 12-21 21-19 to reach the quarterfinals.

(With inputs from PTI)

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