Both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their respective second-round matches of the All-England Open Championships to book a place in the quarter-finals, keeping the hopes of an all-Indian semi-final duel alive. HS Prannoy's challenge was, however, ended by Tian Houwei in the second round match.
Rio silver-medallist Sindhu made short work of World No.39 Dinar Dyah Ayustine beating the Indonesian 21-12, 21-4, in just 30 minutes. The Indian star raced to a 12-5 lead in the first game before the Indonesian tried to script a comeback bringing the score to within 4 points. But it was not going to be hunky-dory for
In the second set, the Hyderabad-lass showed her intent early as she won the first 9 points in a row to take a commanding lead in the game.
Similarly, eighth-seed Saina, too, needed just 35 minutes
The only Indian men's singles player left in the competition, HS