Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy in quarter-finals of men's singles

Star Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H.S.Prannoy sailed into the quarter-finals of men's singles with easy wins in their respective round of 16 encounters at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday.

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy in quarter-finals of men's singles

Gold Coast: Star Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H.S.Prannoy sailed into the quarter-finals of men's singles with easy wins in their respective round of 16 encounters at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Thursday.

Top seed Srikanth thrashed Sri Lankan Niluka Karunaratne 2-0 (21-10, 21-10) in just 33 minutes at the Carrara Sports Arena here.

Prannoy, on the other hand, tamed Australian Anthony Joe 2-0 (21-18, 21-11) in 35 minutes to enter the quarters.

Meanwhile, India's PV Sindhu and Ruthvika Gadde sailed into the quarter-finals of women's singles with easy wins in their respective round of 16 encounters at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.

Rio silver medallist Sindhu whipped past local girl Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen 2-0 (21-15, 21-9) in straight games to enter the quarters.

The World No.3 Indian will on Friday take on against Canadian Brittney Tam for a place in the top-four.

In another singles tie, Ruthvika overcame some resistance from Singapore's Jia Min Yeo to eventually emerge victorious by 2-1 (21-10, 21-23, 21-10) in a 55-minute battle.

London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will be up against Jessica Li of Isle of Man in her round of 16 match, later on Thursday.