Saina beat Scotland's Christie in the first round
Kidambi beat France's Brice Lavardez in 30 minutes
PV Sindhu has already lost in this tournament
Birmingham. Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth have made it to the pre-quarterfinals of their respective squads of the All England Badminton Championship. However, the Indian challenge in Men's Singles ended the journey in Sameer Verma's tournament. In the first round, he lost to world sixth ranked shuttler Victor Axelcen 16-21, 21-18, 21-14.
Saina beat Christie 7th time
Saina beat Scotland's Christie Gilmour 21-17, 21-18 in the first round of Women's Singles. Now in the pre-quarterfinals, they will meet Denmark's line Hozmak Kersersfeldt. Saina took just 35 minutes to defeat Christie. Saina and Christie were seen face-to-face on the court for the seventh time. Every time Saina has been successful in winning. Saina's world ranking is nine and Christie's 29.
Kidambi wins in half an hour
In the first round of Men's Singles Kidambi beat France's Brice Lavardez 21-13, 21-11. Now, in the pre-quarterfinals, he will be up against Jonaton Christie of Indonesia, who won gold medal in the Asian Games. World number-8 Kidambi took just 30 minutes to defeat world number 25 Brice. It was the third encounter between the two. The Indian shuttleers have been successful in winning the trio three times.