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Sindhu in Malaysia GP semis, Gurusaidutt out

Last updated on: May 02, 2013 20:34 IST

Top seed P V Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the women's singles at the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament with a straight-games win over Hera Desi of Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Sindhu, who reached the semi-finals of the India Open Super Series last month, needed just 37 minutes to get the better of her seventh seeded opponent 21-17, 21-17 in the quarter-finals.

P V SindhuSindhu had prevailed over Ngan Yi Cheung of Hong Kong 11-21, 21-18, 21-10 in a three-game second round match earlier in the day.

However in the men's singles, 11th seed R M V Gurusaidutt's campaign ended in the quarter-finals. He conceded his match against Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia, retiring in the second game while trailing 2-5.

The Malaysian had won the first game 21-19.

Gurusaidutt had beaten Riichi Takeshita 21-19, 21-16 in his third round match earlier.

Other Indians in men's singles category -- K Srikanth and Sameer Verma -- lost their respective third round ties.

Verma lost to Yan Kit Chan 15-21, 19-21 in 36 minutes, and Daren Liew, seeded third, took 42 minutes to get the better of Srikanth 21-17, 22-20.

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