KUALA LUMPUR: Two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu entered the quarterfinals with a come-from-behind victory over Thailand’s Phittayaporn Chaiwan within the Malaysia Open on Thursday.
The world No. 7 dispatched her Thai opponent 19-21 21-9 21-14 in a 57-minute second spherical conflict on the Axiata Arena.
The seventh seeded Indian will subsequent face her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei within the final eight face-off.
HS Prannoy, the world No. 21, additionally superior to the quarterfinals of the boys’s singles with a straightforward 21-15 21-7 victory over fourth seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei.
One of the heroes of India’s epic Thomas Cup triumph, the unseeded Prannoy will lock horns with seventh seed Indonesian Jontan Christie.
Later within the day, the seventh seeded males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap can even be in motion.