Sindhu, Jayaram battle into China Open quarters

Fuzhou [China], Nov.17 : Rio Olympics silver-medallist P.V Sindhu survived an early scare from Beiwen Zhang of USA to book her place in the quarter-finals of the women's singles event here at the China Open on Thursday.

After going down in the first game, the seventh-seed rebounded strongly to register an 18-21, 22-20, 21-17 win over her American opponent in the pre-quarterfinals clash that lasted for an hour.

In the men's singles event, Ajay Jayaram also rolled into the last eight after struggling past Hong Kong's Wei Nan 20-22, 21-19, 21-12.

Sindhu will now take on unseeded Bingjiao He of China while Jayaram will lock horns with second-seed Chen Long.

Meanwhile, H.S Prannoy suffered a major blow as he was knocked out of the tournament after going down 17-21, 19-21 against China's Qiao Bin in the clash that lasted for 52 minutes.

Source: ANI