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Sindhu sails into Hong Open quarters

23 Nov 2017, 17:55 IST

Hong Kong, Nov 23 (PTI) Second seed PV Sindhu sailed into the women's singles quarterfinals with a comfortable win over Japan's Aya Ohori in the Hong Kong Open Superseries here today.

Sindhu, who slipped a place to be number three in the world rankings released today, defeated Ohori 21-14, 21-17 in a second round match lasting 39 minutes.

The Indian faces another Japanese, fifth seed Akane Yamaguchi, in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

Saina Nehwal is scheduled to play her second round match against China's Chen Yufei later tonight.

It was curtains for India in the men's singles after HS Prannoy went down fighting to Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 21-11, 10-21, 15-21 in a 54-minute battle.

Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma had lost in the opening round yesterday

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