Fuzhou [China], Nov.17 (ANI
): Rio Olympics silver-medallist P.V Sindhu
survived an early scare from Beiwen Zhang of USA to book her place in the quarter-finals
of the women's singles event here at the China Open
After going down in the first game, the seventh-seed rebounded strongly to register an 18-21, 22-20, 21-17 win over her American opponent in the pre-quarterfinals clash that lasted for an hour.
In the men's singles event, Ajay Jayaram
also rolled into the last eight after struggling past Hong Kong's Wei Nan 20-22, 21-19, 21-12.
Sindhu will now take on unseeded Bingjiao He of China while Jayaram will lock horns with second-seed Chen Long.
Meanwhile, H.S Prannoy
suffered a major blow as he was knocked out of the tournament after going down 17-21, 19-21 against China's Qiao Bin in the clash that lasted for 52 minutes. (ANI