Glasgow: Second seed Parupalli Kashyap and PV Sindhu, RMV Gurusaidutt as well as defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa notched up quarter-finals wins at the Emirates Arena on Friday. But fourth seed Kidambi Srikanth and sixth seed P.C. Thulasi had to bite the dust as their campaigns came to an end.
Parupalli Kashyap had an easy 21-13, 21-14 victory in 38 minutes over Daren Liew of Malaysia to proceed to the semis. The 2010 Delhi Games bronze medalist is aiming to go one better when he takes on England’s third seed Rajiv Ouseph on Saturday.
World No. 11 P.V Sindhu didn’t break any sweat as she brushed aside New Zealand’s Anna Rankin 21-10 21-9 in a 24-minute match, and will take on Canadian fourth seed Michelle Li in the semifinals. In other women’s singles match, P.C Thulasi went down to Malaysian Tee Jing Yi 21-18, 19-21, 19-21.
Indian shuttler RMV Gurusaidutt came out with a brilliant performance to oust Malaysian top seed Chong Wei Feng and enter the men’s singles semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games on Friday. It was Gurusaidutt’s first ever victory over the 18th ranked player in the world and he will now play Derek Wong of Singapore, who beat another Indian Srikanth Kidambi, in Saturday’s semi-final.
Third seeds Jwala and Ashwini routed Sri Lankans Achini Rathnasiri and Upuli Weerasinghe 21-10, 21-9 in 22 minutes to enter the last four.