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Sindhu, Jayaram enter quarter-finals in China

Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram of India advanced to the quarterfinals after registering thrilling three-game wins over their respective opponents in the second round of the USD 700,000 China Super Series Premier.

Sindhu, Jayaram enter quarter-finals in China
P V Sindhu


Seventh seeded Sindhu survived a scare from USA's Beiwen Zhang before notching up a 18-21 22-20 21-17 victory in a women's singles match that lasted an hour here. The Indian will next take on China's He Bingjiao, against whom she had lost in the second round of the French Open last month.

Jayaram too had to work hard to surpass Wei Nan as he notched up a 20-22 21-19 21-12 win over the Hong Kong shuttler in a 56-minute clash.

The three-time Dutch Open champion, Jayaram will face reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion and All England champion Chen Long of China in the next round.

However, it was curtains for Swiss Open winner H S Prannoy after he suffered a 17-21 19-21 loss to Qiao Bin    of China in another men's singles match.

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