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Sindhu trumps defending champ, Kashyap in quarters

other Updated: Aug 08, 2013 18:42 IST

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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu caused the biggest upset of the tournament so far by knocking out defending champion of China to advance to the women's singles quarterfinals at the World Badminton Championships at Guangzhou on Thursday.

The 10th seeded Sindhu defeated the second seeded London Olympics silver medallist 21-18, 23-21 in 55 minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium.

Meanwhile 13th seed Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the men's singles quarterfinals, beating Hong Kong's sixth seed Yun Hu.

The Hyderabadi won 21-13, 21-16 in 37 minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. This is Kashyap's best outing at the event and he is now just one step away from a medal.

This is the 26-year-old's first victory over the Hong Kong native in three meetings.