Hong Kong Open SS: Sindhu into quarters; Saina, Prannoy bow out

P. V. Sindhu secured a 21-14, 21-17 win over Japan's Aya Ohori.

A file photo of India's P.V. Sindhu in action.   -  AFP

India's P. V. Sindhu advanced into the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open Superseries after she defeated Japan's Aya Ohori 21-14, 21-17 in the second round.

Sindhu, seeded second, will meet China Open champion Akane Yamaguchi in the last-eight.

The 22-year-old Hyderabadi shuttler eased past Yuet Yee of Hong Kong 21-18, 21-10 in the first round of the tournament on Wednesday.

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It was curtains for Saina Nehwal and H. S. Prannoy, both of whom bowed out of the tourney. Prannoy went down fighting to Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai 21-11, 10-21, 15-21 in a 54-minute battle, while Saina lost to Chen Yufei  21-18, 19-21, 21-10.

Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma had lost in the opening round on Wednesday.