Sindhu, Sai Praneeth in last eight of Singapore Open

P.V. Sindhu rallied to beat Indonesia's Fitriani Fitriani to enter the quarterfinals of Singapore Open Super Series on Thursday.

Sindhu had a jittery start but stayed on course with a win over Fitriani in the pre-quarters.

P.V. Sindhu rallied to beat Indonesia's Fitriani Fitriani to enter the quarterfinals of Singapore Open Super Series on Thursday. Sai Praneeth too made it to the last eight in the men's event of the with a 21-15, 21-23, 21-16 win over China's Qiao Bin.

Rio Olympic silver medallist, Sindhu, who clinched the India Open earlier this month, had to toil hard before prevailing over Indonesian World No. 27 Fitriani Fitriani in a match that lasted an hour at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Sindhu will take on the the winner of the match between Chia Hsin Lee and Carolina Marin.

Praneeth, who reached the finals at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January, produced a gritty performance to see off China’s Qiao Bin in an hour and 12 minutes.

The World No. 30 will clash with eighth seeded Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand next.

B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, who reached the finals at Lucknow in January, eked out a thrilling 17-21, 21-17, 21-16 win over Korean pair of Jae Hwan Kim and Lee So Hee to also reach the quarterfinals.

The Indian pair will take on third seeded Chinese combo of Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong.