Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu and Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth moved into the quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championship on Thursday after registering a win over their respective opponent.
World number five Sindhu thrashed her USA's opponent Beiwen Zhang 21-14, 21-6 in the two straight games. The 24-year-old only took 34 minutes to outclass Zhang in the round of 16-match.
In the other men's singles match, Praneeth stunned the world number eight Anthony Ginting of Indonesia as he defeated him in two straight games 21-19, 21-13.
Sixteenth-seeded Praneeth took only 42 minutes to oust Ginting in the round of 16 battle. After the win, Sindhu and Praneeth now proceed to the quarter-finals of the tournament.