World champion PV Sindhu hardly broke any sweat, beating USA's Iris Wang 21-13 21-14 in the women's singles competition, while former world no 1 Srikanth notched up a 21-10, 14-21, 21-14 victory over World No 50 Thomas Rouxel of France and Jayaram eked out a hard-fought 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 against third-seeded Dane Rasmus Gemke in their respective men's singles second-round matches.
Syed Modi International: Sourabh Verma enters summit clash with gritty win; Rituparna Das bows out in semis
A gritty Sourabh Verma entered the men's singles final after a hard-fought three-game win over Korea's Heo Kwang Hee in the semi-finals of the Syed Modi International at Lucknow on Saturday.
Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal enters second round with straight-game win over Phittayaporn Chaiwan; Sourabh Verma crashes out
Saina, who made last-minute withdrawals from Indonesia Open and last week's Japan Open because of injuries, got past Chaiwan 21-17 21-19 in her opening round contest.
Ajay Jayaram and Mithun Manjunath put in the hard yards to progress to the men's singles semifinals with contrasting wins at the $75,000 Vietnam Open Super Tour 100 tournament on Friday.