PV Sindhu advances to quarterfinals of BWF World Championships
In Badminton, two-time silver medallist P.V. Sindhu produced yet another commanding performance as she demolished Beiwen Zhang of United States in straight games to advance to the quarterfinals of the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland yesterday.
Sindhu won 21-14, 21-6 in the women’s singles pre-quarterfinals match that lasted just 34 minutes. Sindhu will face second seed Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals today.
In the men’s singles, B. Sai Praneeth dished out a superlative performance to stun World No. 8 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and progress to the quarterfinals. Today, he will clash with Indonesian Jonatan Christie. But K. Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy suffered defeats to bow out of the event.
Srikanth lost 14-21, 13-21 against Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand in the pre-quarterfinal match while Prannoy’s campaign ended with a loss at the hands of World No. 1 Kento Momota of Japan.