Sindhu romps into semis of Hong Kong Open

ANI | Updated: Nov 24, 2017 19:06 IST

Kowloon [Hong Kong], November 24 (ANI): Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu booked her place in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open Superseries after easing past Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in straight games in the women's singles event here on Friday.

The second-seed looked dominant throughout the match as she clinched a comfortable 21-12, 21-19 win over her Japanese opponent Yamaguchi in a one-sided quarter-final contest that lasted just 37 minutes.

It was Sindhu's fourth triumph over Yamaguchi in their last six meetings.

With the win, the Indian shuttler has now set up a clash against sixth-seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand for a place in the finals.

Sindhu, who is the lone Indian survivour in the Hong Kong Open, earlier cemented her spot in the last-eight of the tournament by coming strong over Aya Ohori of Japan and defeating the Asian junior champion 21-14, 21-17. (ANI)