Malaysia Masters Badminton: Sindhu, Saina to play their quarterfinals today

Reigning world champion PV Sindhu will take on world number one Chinese Taipai shuttler Tai Tzu Ying in the women’s singles quarterfinal match of Malaysia Masters Super 500 badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur today. In another quarterfinal match,  Saina Nehwal will clash with Olympic champion Spaniard Carolina Marin.

In pre-quarterfinal match, sixth seed Sindhu notched up a commanding 21-10, 21-15 victory over Japan’s Aya Ohori and Saina Nehwal beat eighth seed An Se Young of South Korea 25-23, 21-12 yesterday.  

In the men’s singles, India’s challenge ended after both Sameer Verma and HS Prannoy crashed out in the second round. Verma lost to Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 19-21, 20-22, Prannoy was shown the door by top seed Kento Momota of Japan 14-21, 16-21.

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