- PV Sindhu defeated Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt to advance to the quarter-final
- World number 6 Sindhu will next face China's Cai Yanyan.
- Sindhu had reached the semi-final at the India Open last month.
Fourth-seeded Sindhu took 39 minutes to get the better of world number 22 Mia 21-13 21-19, her second straight win over the Danish girl, who had clinched the Spain Masters this year.
@BAI_Media @SportsinAP @PBLIndiaLive @Pvsindhu1 P V Sindhu eases into the QF with a decent victory against @Mia_Blichfeldt. Can she keep her concentration focused & get to the final? 🏸🏸Read my blog about her by clicking below. #badminton https://t.co/q0vn4OBAwR
— womensbadminton (@womensbadminton) April 11, 2019
World number 6 Sindhu will next face China’s Cai Yanyan, a BWF World Junior Championships bronze medallist.
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) April 11, 2019
While Sindhu led throughout the first game after opening up a 3-0 advantage, the Indian was locked in a tight battle with Mia in the second till 8-8 and was trailing 11-15 at one stage.
However, Sindhu managed to claw back 17-17 and then nosed ahead to seal the issue in her favour.
Sindhu had reached the semi-final at the India Open last month.
Saina and Sameer Verma enter next round
Well fought 3 games @parupallik despite 2 day old serious injury. Congrats @Pvsindhu1 & @sameerv2210 for breezing past your tough opponents & to @NSaina for overpoering tough challenge from young Thai. #SingaporeOpenSuper500 @BAI_Media @Media_SAI @IndiaSports @bwfmedia #badminton pic.twitter.com/mt6Z5oINNV
— Sanjeev Gupta (@sanjg2k1) April 11, 2019
Sixth seed Saina Nehwal, however, had to work hard in her bid to avenge a Malaysia Open first-round loss to Pornpawee Chochuwong before pulling off a thrilling 21-16 18-21 21-19 win over the Thai shuttler in the second round.
The London Olympic bronze medallist will next square off against second-seeded Japanese Nozomi Okuhara.
Sameer Verma continued his impressive run, beating China’s Lu Guangzu 21-15 21-18 to set up a clash with either second-seeded Taipei player Chou Tien Chen or Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen.
Parupalli Kashyap crashes out of Singapore Open
Fighting Spirit!💪@parupallik put up a spirited show against #ChenLong only to go down fighting, 9-21; 21-15; 16-21. Well played Champ! You are just one win away, keep the hard work going. #IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/nDp9IMrx2t
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) April 11, 2019
indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was locked in a fierce battle with reigning Olympic champion, Chen Long of China.
Kashyap, a 2014 Commonwealth Games champion, stretched Chen to three games before narrowly losing 9-21 21-15 16-21 to the fourth-seeded Chinese, who had reached the finals at Malaysia Open last year.
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