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All England Open Championships: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy battle it out for semis berth

ANI
Published Mar 16, 2018, 1:07 pm IST
Updated Mar 16, 2018, 1:07 pm IST
Sindhu will clash with Nozomi Okuhura of Japan while HS Prannoy will lock horns with China's Yuxiang Huang.
The 22-year-old Indian shuttler outplayed Jindapol 21-13, 13-21, 21-18 in the second round of the women's singles event. (Photo: AFP)
 The 22-year-old Indian shuttler outplayed Jindapol 21-13, 13-21, 21-18 in the second round of the women's singles event. (Photo: AFP)

Birmingham: Olympian PV Sindhu and ace shuttler HS Prannoy will aim to seal their places in the semi-finals of the All England Championships when they take on their respective opponents here on Friday.

Sindhu will clash with Nozomi Okuhura of Japan in the women's singles quarterfinals.

 

The Indian entered the last eight after outplaying Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 21-13, 13-21, 21-18 in over 66 minutes.

In the men's singles, India's HS Prannoy will lock horns with China's Yuxiang Huang after thrashing Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto in straight games 21-10, 21-19 in the pre-quarters.

In another men's singles pre-quarters on Thursday, world No 2 Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the tournament after suffering a shock defeat from China's Huang Yuxiang.

India’s men’s doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also failed to qualify for the quarters.

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