World No.10 Sindhu overcame Japan's Eriko Hirose 14-21, 21-13, 21-18 for the first time in four meetings in a marathon women's singles match which lasted an hour and 13 minutes. In doubles, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa beat Thai third seeds Aroonkesorn Duanganong and Voravichitchaikul Kunchala 21-11, 21-18.
P.V. Sindhu beat Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 21-15, 15-21, 21-18 in the first round of Badminton Asia Championships, while Parupalli Kashyap registered a 21-14, 21-17 over Malaysia's Goh Soon Huat to enter pre-quarters.
The international schedule is forcing the Badminton Association of India to defer the Indian Badminton League II to early 2015.
PV Sindhu will start her campaign against Cheung Ngan Yi in the women's singles, while in men's singles K Srikanth will start against Lin Dan.
Arvind Bhat staved off the challenge from Hsu Jui Ting, ranked 164, by notching up a 21-17, 25-23 win in a match that lasted for 37 minutes. The Bangalore shuttler will square off with Malaysia's Tang Jie Chen next.
Second seed Sourabh Varma took exactly half an hour to ease past James Eunson 21-16, 21-14 in their first ever match. Varma, who hails from Dhar in Madhya Pradesh, will face another New Zealander Dylan Henton in the next round.
The 28-year-old Simon Santoso, considered a rank outsider against Malaysia's imperious Lee Chong Wei, upset the form book in style with an emphatic 21-15, 21-10 victory in just 48 minutes in the Singapore Open final.
Despite putting up a strong showing against the top seed, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Kidambi Srikanth went down 19-21, 18-21 in 42 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth played a marathon quarter-final lasting an hour and three minutes to overcome Hong Kong's World No.14 Hun Yu 17-21, 21-14, 21-19 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. However, his compatriots PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth crashed out in straight games on Friday.
PV Sindhu, who won the Malaysia Open and Macau Open last year besides the prestigious World Championship bronze, prevailed over Japan's Shizuka Uchida 21-17 17-21 21-16 in a women's singles match of the Singapore Super Series. The Indian will next take on World No. 3 Yihan Wang in the quarterfinals on Friday.
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