Shuttler Sindhu in semis of Malaysia GP
Top seed PV Sindhu stormed into the semifinals of the women's singles event of the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament with a straight-game win over Hera Desi of Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
Top seed PV Sindhu reached the women's singles semi-finals of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold here at the Juara Indoor Stadium by winning both her second round and quarter-final matches on Thursday.
Sindhu, who reached a career high of World No.13 Thursday, first overcame Ngan Yi Cheung of Hong Kong 11-21, 21-18, 21-10 in 46 minutes after which she beat Indonesian seventh seed Hera Desi 21-17, 21-17 in 37 minutes to advance to the last four of the tier three tournament.
The 17-year-old, who reached the semifinals of the India Open Super Series in New Delhi last month, will face Thai third seed Sapsiree Taerattanachai Friday for a place in the finals. Both the girls have one win over each other.
However, it was the end of the road for R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, K. Srikanth and Sameer Verma who lost their respective men's singles matches.
The Malaysian had won the first game 21-19. Gurusaidutt had beaten Riichi Takeshita 21-19 21-16 in his third round match.
Malaysian third seed Daren Liew beat Srikanth 21-17, 22-20 in 42 minutes while Hong Kong shuttler Yan Kit Chan made short work of Verma in 37 minutes, beating him 21-15, 21-19 in third round matches.