Korea SS: Sindhu, Kashyap progress; Prannoy bows out

P.V. Sindhu teared apart Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan 21-13, 21-8 to progress to the pre-quarterfinals.

Sindhu had a straightforward win over Cheung Ngan Yi on Wednesday.   -  AFP

P.V. Sindhu registered a dominating 21-13, 21-8 win over Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong to progress to the pre-quarterfinals of the Korea Open Super Series. She will face Nichaon Jindapon for a place in the last eight.

While Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma also progressed to the last 16, H.S. Prannoy bowed out of the competition after putting up a tough fight against World No. 9 NG Ka Long Angus. The Indian lost 17-21, 23-21, 14-21.

Kashyap defeated China's Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-16 after qualifying for the main draw on Tuesday. He has been pitted against World No. 1 Son Wan Ho in the pre-quarterfinals.

Sameer Verma, meanwhile, had to slug it out against Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk for a win. It was a match predominantly dominated by the Indian who came out a 21-13, 21-23, 21-9 victor.

In the last singles match of the day for Indians, Sai Praneeth wrapped up a 21-15, 21-10 win Hong Kong's Hu Yun in just 28 minutes to seal his place in the pre-quarterfinals.

In the mixed doubles event, Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwik Sairaj crashed out after losing 18-21, 19-21 to Tang Man and Tsu Suet of Hong Kong.