PV Sindhu Saina Nehwal reach Australian Open quarters. Rio-Olympic silver-medallist produced a spectacular performance as she fended off Chen Xiaoxin of China in straight games to cement her place in the quarter-finals of the Super Series here on Thursday. The fifth-seed remained dominated throughout the match as she clinched a comfortable 21-13, 21-18 win over Xiaoxin in a second-round women’s singles clash that lasted 46 minutes at the Sydney Olympic Park. With the win, Sindhu has now set up a clash against top-ranked Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan for a place in the last-four. In another women’s singles clash, Indian tennis ace also secured a last-eight berth in the tournament after beating Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah. After comfortably winning the first game, Saina Nehwal went down in the second before she bounced back to clinch a 21-15, 20-22, 21-14 triumph over her Malaysian opponent.Meanwhile, the Indian women’s double pair of and suffered a major blow as they bowed out of the tournament after going down 21-18, 18-21, 13-21 against the Japanese team of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto in an encounter that lasted one hour and five minutes.
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