PV Sindhu eyes semifinal berth in Thailand Open

Jul 13, 2018, 13:12 IST | ANI

Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to book her place in the semi-finals of the Thailand Open World Super 500 tournament

 PV Sindhu eyes semifinal berth in Thailand Open
PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu crosses swords with Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in the last-eight clash of the women's singles event here on Friday.The world number three had earlier progressed to the quarter-finals of the tournament with straight-games win over Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin.

Sindhu, who clinched the silver medal at Commonwealth Games, remained dominated throughout the clash as she eased past Pui Yin 21-16, 21-14 in a one-sided second round clash that lasted 37 minute.Sindhu will now look to seal the last-four spot when she takes on her Malaysian opponent.This would be the first-ever meeting between the world number three Indian and world number 35 Malaysian.

It should be noted that Sindhu is a lone Indian shuttler left in the tournament after 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and fourth seed H S Prannoy bowed out after going down in their respective second round clashes of the men's singles event.

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