Indonesia  Masters: PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinals
Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinals

Jakarta: On Thursday Indian shuttler ace PV Sindhu advanced to the Indonesia Masters' quarterfinal after beating local favourite Gregoria Mariska Tunjung. 

In the opening game, the Indian faced some competition but completely dominated the second to keep her unbeaten record against Tunjung intact. 

Sindhu defeated Tunjung 23-21, 21-7 in 37 minutes to reach the last eight.

The 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who had won silver medals at the Commonwealth Games, World Championship and Asian Games before clinching the World Tour Final title, last year, is expected to face Spain's Carolina Marin next.

Last week Srikanth reached the quarterfinals at Malaysia Masters. He will play against either Indonesia's Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie or China's reigning All England champion Shi Yuqi. 

Srikanth lost to the Japanese in the last game but held a 3-1 overall edge, quickly erased a 2-5 deficit early on and never looked back after grabbing an 11-8 lead at the break in the opening game.

He dominated the second game with an initial 6-0 lead which swelled to 18-8 after the break and he eventually wraps up the lop-sided contest in 30 minutes.


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