PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth In Quarter-Finals Of China Open
PV Sindhu will next face world no. 7 He Bingjiao of China while Kidambi Srikanth will lock horns with Taipei's Chou Tien Chen in the quarter-finals on Friday.
PV Sindhu defeated Busanan Ongbamrungphan in reach quater finals
Srikanth also entered the quarters after defeating Tommy Sugiarto
Sindhu will next face He Bingjiao of China on Friday
Star badminton player PV Sindhu on Thursday cruised into the quarter-finals of the 2018 China Open. The world No. 3 defeated Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in straight sets in the Round 2 of the competition. In a match that lasted 37 minutes, Sindhu emerged victorious defeating her Thai opponent 21-12, 21-15 with ease. In the men's singles, Kidambi Srikanth also entered the quarters after registering a 10-21, 21-9, 21-9 win against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia. In the three-game match that lasted 45 minutes, the world no. 9 made a strong comeback after losing the first game to his Indonesian opponent.
Sindhu started strongly against her Thai opponent in the match. At the break-time in the first game, Sindhu had a strong 11-4 lead against Busanan. The 23-year-old then, continued with the momentum, finishing the first game 21-12 comfortably.
In the second game, Sindhu took an early 4-0 lead but seven straight points from Busanan helped her make a comeback in the match. But Sindhu showed resilience and maintained her calm as she eventually finished the game with 21-15 in her favour.
In the men's singles, Srikanth had a troubled start against Tommy Sugiarto. The world no. 9 showed signs of nerves as he lost the first game 10-21 to the Indonesian. But the 25-year-old bounced back, displaying some superb play on the court winning the second game 21-9.
Srikanth then continued with the momentum, taking the third set comfortably 21-9 thereby registering a win to make his way into the quarters of the tournament.
Sindhu will next face world no. 7 He Bingjiao of China while Srikanth will lock horns with Taipei's Chou Tien Chen in the quarter-finals on Friday.