On a day that saw many top seeds knocked out in quarterfinals, 2017 Silver winner Sindhu had her revenge against 2017 Winner Nozomi Okuhara in straight sets that lasted almost an hour. She ensured her second consecutive medal, equalising Saina’s achievement. Only one of the top seeds in the five categories could enter semifinal and they won against Indian Mixed Doubles team of Satwik and Ashwini. 2015 Silver and 2017 Bronze winner Saina was no match to 2014 and 2015 World Cup winner Carolina today, while Sai Praneeth could not extend his 2-0 lead against 7th seed Kento Momoto. Sindhu will play semis against Akane, whom she leads 6-4 in career meet.
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Results for India in QF
3rd seed PV Sindhu def 8th seed Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) 21-17 21-19 in 58 minutes.
Satwiksairaj Rankiredyy / Ashwini Ponnappa lost to top seed Chinese pair 21-17 21-10 in 37 minutes
10th seed Saina Nehwal lost to 7th seed Carolina Marin 21-6 21-11 in 31 minutes
Sai Praneeth B lost to 6th sed Kento Momota (Japan) 21-12 21-12 in 39 minutes
Schedule tomorrow for Sindhu
6.30 p.m. 3rd seed Sindhu vs 2nd seed Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
Sindhu leads Akane 6-4 in career meets. Both have won a match each in 2018.