Manila [Philippines]: Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao of China to reach the semifinals of the women’s singles at the Badminton Asia Championships here on Friday.
Fourth seed Sindhu, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Asia Championships in Gimcheon, defeated third seed He Bing Jiao 21-9, 13-21, 21-19 and secured a bronze medal in a one-hour 16 minutes thriller.
Earlier, PV Sindhu defeated Singapore’s Yue Yann Jaslyn Hooi in straight games to reach the quarter-finals of the women’s singles at the Badminton Asia Championships last Thursday, where she beatJaslyn Hooi 21-16, 21-16 in 42 minutes.
Later in the day, the World No. 7 pair and the third-seeded duo of Satwik-Chirag will take on the Malaysian pair of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik, the fifth seeds, for a place in the semifinals.
While Kidambi Srikanth will be up against China’s Weng Hong Yang in today’s men’s singles game. (ANI)