DUBAI, Dec 15: Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu registered the third consecutive win to top the women's singles of Group A in the World Superseries Fils at the Hamadan Sports Complex here on Friday.
Olympic medallist Sindhu eased past world No.3 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-9, 21-13 in 36 minutes.
Coming into the match, both Sindhu and Yamaguchi had already secured their positions in the semi-fils, elimiting the other two players in the group, Japanese Sayaka Sato and Chi's He Bingjiao.
"Happy to win the match today and top the group..waiting for the draw to be out tonight," Sindhu wrote on Twitter after her game.
Sayaka defeated Bingjiao 21-18, 21-16 in 32 minutes to get a consolation win.
From Group B, Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon and Chen Yufei of Chi were through to the semi-fils. Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying and South Korean Sung ji Hyun were elimited. Indian men's singles star Kidambi Srikanth lost to Chinese Shi Yuqi 17-21, 21-19, 14-21 in an hour and 14 minutes. It was Srikanth's third consecutive defeat which makes it an unforgettable maiden outing for him. Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and Yuqi advanced to the semi-fils from this group. In the other group, Malaysian veteran Lee Chong Wei and South Korean Son Wan Ho moved into the last four stage. IANS