Kowloon: Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu booked her place in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open Super Series after easing past Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in straight games in the women's singles event here on Friday.
The second-seed looked dominant throughout the match as she clinched a comfortable 21-12, 21-19 win over her Japanese opponent Yamaguchi in a one-sided quarterfinal contest that lasted just 37 minutes.
It was Sindhu's fourth triumph over Yamaguchi in their last six meetings.
With the win, the Indian shuttler has now set up a clash against sixth-seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand for a place in the finals.
Sindhu, who is the lone Indian survivour in the Hong Kong Open, earlier cemented her spot in the last-eight of the tournament by coming strong over Aya Ohori of Japan and defeating the Asian junior champion 21-14, 21-17.