Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu has advanced to the semifinal of the Thiahot China Open Super Series tournament in Fuzhao. PV Sindhu got the better of China’s He Bingjiao 22-20, 21-10 in 30 minutes.
She will now play South Korea’s Ji Hyun Sung for a place in the final. Sung defeated Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 22-2010-2121-18.
It was match of two halves. Sindhu had to work very hard to win the opening game with the Chinese shuttler mounting a comeback every time she fell behind.
But Sindhu cruised to bag the second game comfortably. Once she bagged the lead, she never looked back and took the second game in 18 minutes.
Meanwhile, it was curtains for Ajay Jayaram. Jayaram lost his quarter-final tie 15-21, 14-21 to second seed and the reigning Olympic champion Chen Long of China in 40 minutes.