Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy secured their spots in the Malaysia Masters quarterfinals on Thursday with contrasting victories over their respective opponents.
Women's singles double Olympic medalist Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan in straight games, but men's singles sixth seed Prannoy overcame Shi Feng Li of China after a gruelling three-game match.
Taking the court first, world No. 13 Sindhu continued her dominance against Ohori, ranked 28th, defeating the Japanese player in the round of 16 in only 40 minutes.
Thus, Sindhu has a dominant 12-0 advantage in their meetings.
In the quarterfinals, Sindhu will compete against Yi Man Zhang of China.
Then, after one hour and ten minutes, world No. 9 Prannoy recovered a game behind to defeat world No. 11 Li 13-21, 21-16, 21-11, securing his spot in the round of eight.
The winner of the contest between Indonesia's third-seeded Jonatan Christie and Japan's Kenta Nishimoto will face Prannoy next.
Lakshya Sen will face Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong later on in the day, while Kidambi Srikanth will compete against Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn, the eighth seed, in their respective men's singles round-of-16 matchups.