Thailand Open: PV Sindhu Reaches Quarters, Kidambi Srikanth Pulls Out


Former world champion P.V Sindhu superior to the ladies’s singles quarter-finals of the Thailand Open 2022 whereas world championships silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth pulled out from the Spherical of 16 on Thursday.


Sindhu, seeded sixth, took 37 minutes to defeat world No 46 Sim Yu Jin of South Korea 21-16, 21-13 within the Spherical of 16 on the Impression Enviornment.

Each Sindhu and her Korean opponent matched the depth within the early exchanges of the primary sport and have been tied at 5-all. Nonetheless, the Indian ace took command of the proceedings by scoring 9 of the following 10 factors and went on to win the sport with ease.

The 26-year-old solely tightened her grip on the match within the second sport and sealed her place within the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open. This was Sindhu’s second win over Sim Yu Jin in as many matches. She had come from behind to defeat the South Korean shuttler in three video games eventually yr’s Indonesia Open.

Sindhu, India’s solely remaining problem on the BWF Tremendous 500 event, will subsequent face world No 1 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan within the quarter-finals on Friday. Whereas Sindhu enjoys a 13-9 head-to-head report towards Yamaguchi, the Indian shuttler had misplaced to the Japanese participant within the semi-finals of the Badminton Asia championships final month.

Earlier within the day, Kidambi Srikanth pulled out from his spherical of 16 match towards Eire’s Nhat Nguyen. The rationale for his withdrawal will not be but recognized.

In the meantime, the upcoming Indian shuttler Malvika Bansod misplaced to world No 22 Line Christophersen of Denmark 21-16, 14-21, 14, 21. The ladies’s doubles pair of Ashwini Bhat Ok-Shikha Gautam misplaced 19-21, 6-21 to two-time world champions Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara of Japan.

However, Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto went down 19-21, 20-22 towards Goh S.H and Lai S.J of their combined doubles pre-quarterfinals.

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal in girls’s singles and H.S Prannoy together with world bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth in males’s singles had earlier crashed out from the Thailand Open within the first spherical. The Thailand Open badminton event will conclude on Sunday.

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