Indonesia Masters: Saina enters semis, Sindhu crashes out

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 25, 2019 22:01 hrs
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Jakarta: Indian star Saina Nehwal defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament here on Friday.

The eighth seeded London Olympics bronze medallist took just 33 minutes to carve out a comprehensive 21-7, 21-18 victory over her unseeded Thai opponent.

Saina will take on sixth seed He Bingjiao of China for a place in the final.

Bingjiao defeated compatriot Chen Xiaoxin in the last eight stage.

It was however curtains for P.V. Sindhu as she crashed out following a loss to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain.

The second seeded Sindhu struggled to match the fifth seeded Marin, going down 11-21, 12-21 after a 37-minute battle.