Sindhu seals quarterfinal spot at Singapore Open

World number 6 P. V. Sindhu will face China’s Cai Yanyan in the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open.

It took P.V.Sindhu just 39 minutes to seal her progress to the quarterfinals.   -  AFP

Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu advanced to the women’s singles quarterfinals of the USD 355,000 Singapore Open with a straight-game win over Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt here Thursday.

Fourth seed Sindhu took 39 minutes to get the better of world number 22 Mia 21-13, 21-19, her second straight win over the Danish girl who clinched the Spain Masters earlier this year.

World number 6 Sindhu will next face China’s Cai Yanyan, a BWF World Junior Championships bronze medallist.

While Sindhu led throughout the first game after opening up a 3-0 advantage, the Indian was locked in a tight battle with Mia in the second till 8-8 and was trailing 11-15 at one stage.

However, Sindhu managed to claw back 17-17 and then nosed ahead to seal the issue in her favour.