Sindhu, Gurusaidutt advance in Malaysian GP badminton

P C Thulasi tasted defeat in the first round of the women's section, losing to China's Yao Xue 21-18 21-5. Also losing was Arundhati Pantawane, who was shown the door by Indonesia's Maria Febe Kusumastuti 13-21 21-10 21-14.

Last updated on Friday, 03 May, 2013 20:30 IST
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New Delhi: Top seed P V Sindhu advanced to the second round of the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after recording a win over Singapore's Chena Jiayuan on a day that saw three Indians qualifying for the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles event in Kuala Lumpur.

Sindhu beat Jiayuan 21-13 19-21 21-13 in a match that lasted 47 minutes.

Sindhu will meet Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Making the pre-quarters of the men's event were R M V Gurusaidutt, Sameer Verma and K Srikanth.

Verma defeated Malaysia's Wei Feng Chong 21-15 16-21 21-19 in 55 minutes while Gurusaidutt beat Giap Chin Goh, also from the host country, 21-8 21-9 in just 26 minutes. K Srikanth got the better of Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand 21-9 21-19 in 36 minutes.

P C Thulasi tasted defeat in the first round of the women's section, losing to China's Yao Xue 21-18 21-5. Also losing was Arundhati Pantawane, who was shown the door by Indonesia's Maria Febe Kusumastuti 13-21 21-10 21-14.

Tanvi Lal too lost, to Japan's Ito Kana 21-8 21-14.

H S Prannoy, who got a walkover in the first round, lost his second round match to Malaysia's Zainuddin Iskandar Zulkarnain 15-21 21-14 21-15.

In mixed doubles, Sanjeeth S and Jagadish Yadav lost to Indonesian duo of Hardi Hardianto and Agripinna Prima Rahmanto Putra 21-16 21-17.

Story first published on: Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:08 IST

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