Sindhu will take on China’s He Bingjiao in the quarter-finals.
New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu sailed into the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships with another clinical performance at Wuhan, China, on Thursday.
The 21-year-old notched up a 21-14, 21-15 win over unseeded Aya Ohori of Japan a Round Two match, that lasted just 40 minutes at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium.
However, Ajay Jayaram crashed out in the second round losing 19-21, 10-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao.
World number three Sindhu began her campaign in the continental tournament by defeating Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia 21-8, 21-18 in a lop-sided first round encounter.
London Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, H.S. Prannoy and the doubles pairs lost on the opening day. Sindhu will take on China’s He Bingjiao in the quarter-finals.
In the mixed doubles, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy went down to top seeds Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen 15-21, 21-14, 16-21.