Malaysia Masters: Sindhu, Prannoy, Srikanth enter quarterfinals

P V Sindhu
Sindhu extended her domination over Ohori to 12-0. File photo: IANS

Kuala Lumpur: Star Indian shuttler P V Sindhu, H S Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth booked their places in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters here on Thursday.

Double Olympic medallist and sixth seed Sindhu disposed of Aya Ohori of Japan in straight games in the women's singles. Prannoy dug deep to get the better of Shi Feng Li of China in a tough three-game men's singles contest.

Taking the court first, world No. 13 Sindhu extended her domination over Ohori, ranked 28th, taking just 40 minutes to beat the Japanese 21-16, 21-11 in the round of 16.

Sindhu, thus, enjoys a commanding 12-0 head-to-head record against Ohori.

Sindhu will face China's Yi Man Zhang in the quarterfinals.

World No. 9 Prannoy then overcame a game deficit to beat world No. 11 Li 13-21, 21-16, 21-11 in one hour and 10 minutes.

Srikanth edged out Thailand's eighth seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21-19, 21-19 to seal his place in the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, world No. 22 Lakshya Sen went down fighting to Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong 14-21, 19-21 in the pre-quarterfinals.

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