Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu continued her rich vein of form as she swept aside Xiaoyu Liang of Singapore to book her place in the semi-finals of the ongoing Hong Kong Open Super Series here on Friday.
After comfortably winning the first game, the Rio Olympics silver-medallist went down in second before she bounced back strongly to register a 21-17, 21-23, 21-18 win over her Singaporean opponent in the last eight contest of the women's singles event that lasted one hour and 19 minutes.
Meanwhile, fifth-seed Saina Nehwal, who remained sidelined for about two and a half months due to a knee injury, suffered a major blow as she crashed out of the tournament after going down 8-21, 21-18, 19-21 at the hands of Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in her quarter-final clash.
Sindhu will now lock horns with Ngan Yi for a place in the summit showdown.
Nehwal, on the other hand, yet to win a title since making a comeback to international arena after undergoing surgery of her right knee following Rio Olympic 2016.
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