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Sindhu, Gurusaidutt enter quarters of Syed Modi tourney

Rising shuttler PV Sindhu breezed into the quaterfinals of the women’s singles while the reigning national champion Sayali Gokhale saw her campaign fell apart as the Indian shuttlers endured a mixed day in the Syed Modi International India Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday.

Sindhu, the world raked 23rd, hardly met any resistance from the unseeded Victoria Na as she trounced the Australian 21-9 21-9 in a contest which barely lasted 18 minutes.

‘I had never played against her (Victoria) before, but it was easy today,’ said Sindhu after the match. Sindhu’s flying start in the very first match of the day failed to guarantee a smooth tiding for the other strong Indian challenger in the women’s competition, Gokhale from Pune.

On the other hand, India’s RMV Gurusaidutt caused quite a flutter in the men’s singles when he scored a delectable win over Malaysia’s Mohammad Arif Abdul Latif, the seventh seed.
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