PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu seals a quarter-final spot (Photo: Twitter)

Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy crashed out of the Singapore Open while PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma qualified for the quarter-final round.

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Parupalli Kashyap lost the first game to China’s Chen Long 9-21. He made a comeback in the second game winning 21-15. The Chinese ace came out on top in the end winning the third game 21-16.

World No.1 Kento Momota eliminated the highly rated B Sai Praneeth in the first round and another Indian shuttler became his victim in the second round. HS Prannoy could offer no challenge to the Japanese as he went down 11-21, 11-21.

Sameer Verma continued his scintillating form as he defeated another opponent in just two games dominating throughout the match. Verma defeated Lu Guangzu 21-15, 21-18 to set up a quarter-final clash with second seed Chou Tien Chen.

Kidambi Srikanth too qualified for the quarters as he defeated Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-13, 23-21. The Danish shuttler went down 21-13 in the first game and tried to make a comeback in the second game but failed to do as Srikanth made it through by winning the tie-breaker.

Elsewhere, in women’s singles, Saina Nehwal struggled against Pornpawee Chochuwong but won the match in the end to set up a quarter-final match against second seed Nozomi Okuhara.

Nehwal won the first game 21-16 before the Thai shuttler made a comeback to win the second game 21-18. Nehwal and Chochuwong battled fiercely but the Indian ace came out on top in the third game winning 21-19.

World No.6 PV Sindhu took just 39 minutes to defeat Mia Blichfeldt 21-13, 21-19. The 23-year old will face Cai Yanyan in the next round.

The duo of Pranav Chopra and N Sikki Reddy defeated the pair of Chun Man Tang and Ying Suet Tse. The Indian mixed doubles pair won 21-17, 6-21, 21-19 to progress to the next round.


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