Sindhu progresses to India GP Gold semis

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 12:50 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Second seeded shuttler P.V. Sindhu of India won her match to progress to the women's singles semi-finals of the $120,000 India Grand Prix Gold at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here Friday.

Last year's runner-up Sindhu beat Indonesian seventh-seed Hera Desi 21-11, 21-13 in 34 minutes to take a 2-0 lead in career meetings.

The World No.11 faces a tricky semi-final draw as she takes on defending champion and fourth-seed Lindaweni Fanetri, who ousted India's Arundhati Pantawane 21-10, 21-7 in 36 minutes.

Though Sindhu has a 3-2 head-to-head against the Lindaweni, last year's final could play on her mind.

Meanwhile, Thai women's doubles pair Phataimas Muenwong and Kilasu Ostermeyer made short work of India's Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, beating them 21-14, 21-11 in 31 minutes.

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