PV Sindhu marches into Hong Kong semis

Posted November 25, 2017

The resistance was short-lived as PV Sindhu was able to wrap up the match quickly and will now face either Akane Yamaguchi or Sayaka Sato in the quarterfinals of the competition.

Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu showcased a brilliant performance as she kicked off her campaign at the Hong Kong Super Series with a comfortable straight game victory over Leung Yuet Yee in the women's singles event here on Wednesday. Sindhu again took a 3-0 lead in the second game and was looking to replicate what she did in the opener.

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Yesterday, Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan 21-14, 21-17 in 39 minutes. In a short-lived game dominated by Sindhu, Ohori put up a tough fight, winning five points in a row during the second game.

Second seed Sindhu outclassed China Super Series Premier victor Yamaguchi 21-12, 21-19 in a matter of 37 minutes. It was their first-ever meeting.

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While Sindhu continues her brilliance in the $400,000 prize money tournament, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal - who recently defeated Sindhu to lift the India Senior Badminton National championship trophy - had a disappointing second round, as she lost 18-21, 21-19, 21-10 in her maiden encounter with Chen Yufei of China.

Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, on the other hand, squandered an opening game advantage and went down 21-15, 9-21, 20-22 to Lee Dong Keun of Korea to crash out of the tournament.

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