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Sindhu storms into Malaysia Masters quarterfinals

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Last updated on: July 07, 2022 18:05 IST
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IMAGE: PV Sindhu won the match in just 28 minutes. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

India's two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and compatriot HS Prannoy cruised to the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters with straight-game wins in Kuala Lumpur, on Thursday.

Sindhu, who is seeded seventh, made short work of the World No 32 China's Zhang Yi Man 21-12, 21-10 in just 28 minutes in the women's singles second round clash.

 

However, a tough contest awaits the former World Champion, currently ranked seventh in the world, as she will cross swords with her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the last eight.

Sindhu has a dismal 5-16 head-to-head record against the world No. 2, who had also beaten the Indian in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open last week.

In the men's singles contest, Prannoy eked out a 21-19, 21-16 Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei to book a quarterfinal against Japan's Kanta Tsuneyama.

However, B Sai Praneeth and former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of the competition.

While Paneeth lost to Li She Feng of China 14-21, 17-21 in 42 minutes, Kashyap was dispatched 10-21, 15-21 by sixth seed Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

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