A little later in the day, PV Sindhu survived a scare before making the semifinals, where she will be up Okuhara.Also Saina Nehwal had defeated Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-16, 18-21, 21-19 in the second round to reach the quarterfinals.Saina Nehwal failed to get past the quarterfinals stage at the Singapore Open after being outgunned by World No.3 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.
Saina Nehwal lost in straight games 8-21, 13-21 to bow out of the tournament. The match lasted just 36 minutes as the Japanese shuttler found top form against her Indian opponent. Saina Nehwal had no answers to Nozomi Okuhara's brilliant attacking play, tasting her first defeat against the Japanese in their last 4 meetings.
Kidambi Srikanth, despite giving a toe-to-toe fight to top seed Kento Momota, eventually lost out 18-21, 21-19, 9-21.