Kuala Lumpur, July 7 (UNI): Former world champion PV Sindhu edged out China’s Zhang Yi Man to pave her way to the quarterfinal of the Malaysia Masters here on Thursday.
Sindhu beat Yi Man 21-12, 21-10 in just 28 minutes to set-up a meeting with familiar foe world No. 2 Tai Tzu Ying of the Chinese Taipei.
The Indian ace has a dismal 5-16 head-to-head record against the Chinese Taipei shuttler. She has not beaten her since 2019. Tai Tzu has defeated Sindhu in the Malaysia Open quarters last week.
In men’s singles, Thomas Cup winner HS Prannoy trounced Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei 21-19, 21-16 to enter the quarterfinals of the Super 500 tournament.
He will be up against Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan for a place in the semifinals.
In other matches, Parupalli Kashyap and B Sai Praneeth bowed out after losing their respective matches.
Kashyap lost 21-10, 21-15 to Indonesian seed Anthony Ginting, worlds bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth lost to Chinese shuttler Li Shi Feng 21-14, 21-17.