PV Sindhu Defeated Mia Blichfeldt to Reach Quarterfinals of Singapore Open

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Singapore Open 2019
PV Sindhu in action at Singapore Open. Courtesy: BAI Media Twitter
Highlights

  • 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.

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu advanced to the women’s singles quarter-final of the USD 355,000 Singapore Open with a straight-game win over Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt here Thursday.

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.

World number 6 Sindhu will next face China’s Cai Yanyan, a BWF World Junior Championships bronze medallist.

 

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

 

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

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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