Barcelona: Indian badminton gamers Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma and Ajay Jayaram have entered the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Spain Masters event. Fifth seed Saina Nehwal defeated Ukraine's Maria Ulitina 21-10 21-19 within the pre-quarterfinals of the ladies's singles on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals. <! –
In the quarter-finals, Saina will now face third seed Thailand's Busanan Ongbaumrungfan.
In the lads's singles, Sameer Verma defeated Germany's Kai Shaffer 21-14, 16-21, 21-15 within the final-16 to complete within the final-8. At the identical time, Ajay Jayaram defeated compatriot and third seed Kidambi Srikanth 21-6, 21-17 within the pre-quarterfinals to enter the final-8. Jayaram will face France's Thomas Roxel within the quarter-finals.
Saina Nehwal is struggling to qualify for her fourth Olympics, this 12 months the Olympic Games shall be held in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Saina gained a bronze medal for India on the London Olympics. Recently she has taken membership of BJP, however she is going to proceed her sport
On the opposite hand, Kinkabi Srikanth's exit has shocked his hopes for the Tokyo Olympics. Srikanth had earlier suffered defeats within the first spherical of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand Open. On the opposite hand, Ann Sikki Reddy of Hindustan additionally suffered disappointment. She needed to face defeat in each girls's doubles and blended doubles.