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
Will Saina Nehwal make it to the Semi Finals of India Open 2018?
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