Olympic silver medalist and world number six P.V. Sindhu advanced to the Women’s Singles semifinal of Singapore Open today. She defeated China’s Cai Yanyan 21-13, 17-21, 21-14 in the quarterfinal. Sindhu will now face Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara tomorrow for a spot in the final. In another quarterfinal match, Saina Nehwal lost to former world champion and second seed Nozomi Okuhara 21-8, 21-13.
In Men’s Singles quarterfinals, Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan defeated Sameer Verma 21-10, 15-21, 21-15 and Japan’s Kento Momota beat Kidambi Srikanth 21-18, 19-21, 21-9 ending India’s challenge in men’s singles.