Japan Open: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth move into quarterfinals; HS Prannoy crashes out

PV Sindhu BadmintonIndia's ace shuttler PV Sindhu had to fight hard to get the better of unseeded Aya Ohorio of Japan to move into the quarterfinals of Japan Open  badminton tournament on Thursday. Sindhu beat the Japanese 11-21, 21-10, 21-13 in 61 minutes.

Meanwhile, B Sai Praneeth too sailed past another local shuttler, Kanta Tsuneyama, 21-13 21-16 in a men's singles encounter to move into the quarterfinals. The match lasted for 45 minutes.

However, HS Prannoy, who had knocked out compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in the opening round, crashed out of the men's singles event after going down to Rasmus Gemke of Denmark 9-21 15-21 in the second round.