Singapore, April 12: Saina Nehwal's disappointing show continued at the Singapore Open as the shuttler crashed out of the tournament while PV Sindhu entered the semi-finals here on Friday. Saina lost in straight games 8-21, 13-21 in the 36-minute affair to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, who was in her top form and the Indian had no answer to her attacking play.
In a different women's singles quarterfinal match, Rio Olympic Games silver-winner Sindhu defeated world No.18 Cai Yanyan of China 21-13, 17-21, 21-14 in the 59-minute contest. Sindhu will next face former world champion Okuhara. Singapore Open: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal Seal Spots in Quarter-Finals; Parupalli Kashyap Loses in 2nd Round.
This is Sindhu's second semi-final of the season, following a last-four finish at the India Open in March. Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth also bowed out of the tournament as he went down against top seed Kento Momota, 18-21, 21-19, 9-21 in 67 minutes.