PV Sindhu took the lead by winning the first game but faced stiff opposition in the second and third game in the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championships 2017.
The Rio Games silver winner easily notched up a 21-14, 21-15 win over unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori in the second round match that lasted just 40 minutes at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium.
The world number three Indian defeated Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia 21-8 21-18 in a lop-sided encounter that lasted just 31 minutes, while London Games bronze medallist lost to Japan's Sayaka Sato 19-21 21-16 21-18 in the women's singles after slogging it for more than an hour.
PV Sindhu, who had dropped down to world No.5 due to her first round exit at the Malaysia Open last week, never looked the player who had outsmarted Marin not too long back in Delhi. The Indian just couldn't match up to the pace of the Spaniard.
After winning the India Open Superseries, PV Sindhu had suffered a shock defeat in the opening round of the Malaysia Open Superseries.
Akhilesh Das Gupta suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to the Lari hospital where he died in the wee hours. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
PV Sindhu recently defeated Saina Nehwal during the India Open Superseries that was held in New Delhi
In 2017, PV Sindhu first won the Syed Modi International tournament and then defeated Carolina Marin, her Olympic nemesis, in straight games in New Delhi to win the India Open Superseries.
PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal suffered shock defeats in their opening round matches to exit the Malaysia Open Superseries tournament.
PV Sindhu defeated Carolina Marin in straight games to win her maiden India Open and second Superseries title of her career.
PV Sindhu delivered a scintillating performance to overcome Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-19, 21-16 and clinch the title at the $325,000 India Open Superseries on Sunday.
PV Sindhu won in three games to enter the women's singles final at the India Open Superseries for the first time
PV Sindhu took the first game 21-18 but lost the second game 14-21 to Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea. The third game saw the Indian shuttler come back and win it 21-14 to book her place in the final of the India Open.
PV Sindhu overcame Saina Nehwal 21-16, 22-20 at the Siri Fort Complex in Delhi.
PV Sindhu will face South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun in the semi-final on Saturday.
The live action will begin at 2 pm (IST) and the contest is expected to be played late in the afternoon.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had struggled past Pornpawee Chochuwong in the finals of Malaysia Masters in January, brushed aside the 19-year-old Thai girl 21-14 21-12 in a lop-sided women's singles contest today.
Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal made a resounding start to their women's singles campaign in the opening round of the India Super Series here on Wednesday.