PV Sindhu is into the women's singles semi-finals at the Badminton Asia Championships ©Getty Images

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu has marched on at the Badminton Asia Championships, progressing to the semi-finals of the women’s singles in Manila.

To reach the next round, Sindhu, who won a silver medal at Rio 2016 and bronze at Tokyo 2020, faced a stern quarter-final test against China’s He Bingjiao, but passed it in three sets at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in the Philippines's capital.

The Indian dominated the first set 21-9 before losing 21-13 in the next set.

The deciding set was a close and tense affair, but Sindhu pushed on to win 21-13.

She is due to face Japan’s world champion Akane Yamaguchi, who beat Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong also in three sets, in the last four.

Yamaguchi suffered a 21-9 loss in the first set before managing to recover to win the next two sets 21-15 and 21-17.

The other women’s singles semi-final tie is due to involve China’s Wang Zhiyi and South Korea’s An Se-young after both athletes won their quarter-finals in straight sets.

Wang claimed a 21-19, 21-9 triumph against Wen-Chi Hsu from Chinese Taipei and An defeated world champion Sayaka Takahashi of Japan 21-15, 21-11.

In the men’s singles, Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Anthony Sinisuka Ginting suffered a shock loss to China’s Weng Hongyang.

Weng took the first set 21-13 but the Indonesian responded immediately, claiming the next 21-16.

However, Weng remained unfazed and he strolled to a 21-11 third-set victory.

He is scheduled to compete against Lee Zii Jia after the Malaysian claimed a 21-13, 21-11 triumph over Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan.

The other men’s single semi-final is to be an all-Indonesian tie between Jonatan Christie and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo.

Christie took down Singapore’s world champion Loh Kean Yew 22-20, 23-21 while Wadoyo fended off China’s Li Shifeng 21-17, 21-14.

The competition is planned to resume tomorrow.