Sindhu & Saina Enter the Quarter-Finals
Saina Nehwal and reigning global champion PV Sindhu produced dominating performances to development to the ladies’s singles quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters Super 500 badminton event in Kaula Lumpur on Thursday.
However, it used to be curtains for males shuttlers as each Sameer Verma and H.S. Prannoy crashed out of the event.
Sixth seed Sindhu notched up a commanding 21-10 21-15 victory over Japan’s Aya Ohori in a pre-quarterfinal fit lasting simply 34 mins. It used to be Sindhu’s 9th successive win over Ohori.
The 24-year-old Indian, who received the World Championships in Basel ultimate 12 months, will tackle global number one Tai Tzu Ying within the quarterfinals after the Chinese Taipei shuttler were given the easier of South Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun 21-18 16-21 21-10.
Saina, who had received the Indonesia Masters ultimate 12 months ahead of going via a coarse patch, dispatched 8 seed An Se Young of South Korea 25-23 21-12 after an exhilarating 39-minute contest to make the ultimate 8.
This is Saina’s first win over the South Korean, who were given the easier of the Indian within the quarterfinals of the French Open ultimate 12 months.
The two-time Commonwealth Games champion will subsequent tackle Olympic champion Carolina Marin.
Saina had defeated Lianne Tan of Belgium 21-15 21-17 within the opening spherical on Wednesday.
In the lads’s singles, India’s problem ended after each Sameer Verma and HS Prannoy crashed out in the second one spherical.
While Verma misplaced to Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 19-21 20-22, Prannoy used to be proven the door by means of best seed Kento Momota of Japan 14-21 16-21.
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