Hong Kong SS: Sindhu in QF while Prannoy goes down fighting

Hong Kong Open PV Sindhu storms into quarter-finals by dismantling Aya Ohori

S. Prannoy and Saina Nehwal, the recently-crowned national champions, will not find a spot in the coveted Dubai Super Series Finals after having bowed out of the ongoing Hong Kong Super Series in the quarterfinals. Later in the day, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy will face Malaysia-Korea duo of Khim Wah Lim Yoo Yeon Seong in men's doubles category.

Sindhu triumphed the Japanese 21-14, 21-17 in the second round match which lasted over 39 minutes.

In men's singles rankings, Srikanth remains India's top shuttler at No.3, even though he dropped a spot.

Earlier on Wednesday, Sindhu had defeated Hong Kong's Leung Yuet Yee 21-18 21-10 in the opening round.

With the win, the 22-year continued her 100 per cent record against Ohori.

Meanwhile, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal also advanced to the second round of the tournament after registering a 21-19, 23-21 win over Mette Poulsen of Denmark in a 46-minute first round clash.

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