Sindhu, Prannoy in quarters

Sindhu, Prannoy in quarters

H S Prannoy. File photo

P V Sindhu celebrated her 23rd birthday with a straight-game win over Japan's Aya Ohori, while H S Prannoy eked out a three-game victory over Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei to enter the quarterfinals of the USD 1,250,000 Indonesia Open here on Thursday.

World No 3 Sindhu, who had reached the semifinals of the Malaysia Open last week, didn't break much sweat as she defeated Ohori, ranked 17th, 21-17, 21-14 in a 36-minute women's singles match. This is Sindhu's fifth win over the Japanese in as many meetings.

The Indian will face either Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan or China's He Bingjiao next.

Prannoy recovered from an opening game loss to outwit Wang 21-23, 21-15, 21-13 in an entertaining men's singles contest that lasted an hour.


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