Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu eases past Ohori to advance into the quarters


India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu cruised into the quarter finals of the Hong Kong Super Series on Thursday. File Pic.

Internet Desk: India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu has advanced into the quarter finals of the Hong Kong Open tournament with a comfortable win (21-14, 21-17) against Japan’s Aya Odhori in Kowloon on Thursday.

The Olympic silver medallist, seeded second dominated the proceedings right from the start. The Hyderbadi shuttler maintained her unbeaten streak against her Japanese opponent as she finished off the match in just 39 minutes.

The 22 year old shuttler will look to brush aside her disappointment in the China Super Series Premier when she lost to Chinese Gao Fangie in the quarter finals. Sindhu will now face either Akane Yamaguchi or Sayaka Sato in the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong event.

The World No. 2 has been playing continuously for the last four weeks, participating in the Denmark Open, French Open, the National Championship in Nagpur and China Super Series.
Sindhu took the first game in style, winning it by 21-14 margin. The second game also started on a similar note as Sindhu continued to dominate proceedings and she took a 19-11 lead in no time. However, Ohori was not going to give up so easily and she staged a mini comeback of sorts by winning five points in a row.


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