The World Championship bronze medallist lost the first game 14-21 but came back strongly to win the next two games 21-13, 21-10 in 58 minutes against Thai Ongbumrungpan Busanan.

With the win, the Hyderabadi has taken an unbeaten 3-0 lead in career meetings over the Thai girl.

The Indian faces a tough last four clash against Chinese World No.2 Shixian Wang.

Though Sindhu has a 3-1 lead against the reigning All-England champion, significantly Shixian beat Sindhu on her way to clinching the India Open Super Series title last month.

Meanwhile in the men's singles quarter-final, RMV Gurusaidutt's journey ended on a disappointing note as he went down to China's Liu Kai 24-22, 9-21, 13-21 in exactly an hour.

Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta will play their women's doubles quarter-final later in the day against Malaysian pair Anscelly Amelia Alicia and Soong Fie Cho.

(Agencies)

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