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Macau Open Grand Prix: PV Sindhu books place in quarterfinals

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 November 2015, 17:02 IST

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals of the Macau Open Grand Prix on Thursday, 26 November, after defeating Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri in straight games.

The two-time bronze medallist at World Championships overcame Fanetri 21-17, 21-18 in a thrilling contest that lasted about 46 minutes. Both the shuttlers slugged it out in a close first game, but it was Sindhu who took the initiative in the match with a strong finish to win the game.

The story was pretty much similar in the second game, with Sindhu once again clinching it with a strong finish, thus confirming her progress to the quarters.

Sindhu will next take on Chen Yufei of China to seal a berth in semifinals.

Meanwhile, HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth will battle out in their respective contests to secure their places in the quarterfinals.

-ANI

First published: 26 November 2015, 17:02 IST
 
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