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All England Open: Sindhu, Parnnoy to battle it out for semis place

ANI | Updated: Mar 16, 2018 10:56 IST

Birmingham [United Kingdom], March 16 (ANI): Olympian P V Sindhu and ace shuttler H S Prannoy will aim to seal their places in the semi-finals of the All England Championship when they take on their respective opponents here on Friday.

Sindhu will clash with Nozomi Okuhura of Japan in the women's singles quarterfinals.

The Indian entered the last eight after outplaying Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 21-13, 13-21, 21-18 in over 66 minutes.

In the men's singles, India's H S Prannoy will lock horns with China's Yuxiang Huang after thrashing Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto in straight games 21-10, 21-19 in the pre-quarters.

In another men's singles pre-quarters on Thursday, world No 2 Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the tournament after suffering a shock defeat from China's Huang Yuxiang.

India’s men’s doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also failed to qualify for the quarters. (ANI)