Denmark Open: PV Sindhu Qualifies for Quarter-finals

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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand 21-16, 12-21, 21-15 to enter the quarter-finals.

Odense, Denmark: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open with a 21-16, 12-21, 21-15 victory over Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand in a match that lasted one hour and seven minutes.

Sindhu dominated the first game against Thailand’s rival but lost the second game which took the match to the last leg. Sindhu struggled at the start of the third game but eventually won the match which lasted for about 67 minutes.

This is Sindhu’s first game after winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in August. Sindhu had then said that she would take a break to freshen up for the next championship.

Earlier in the day, India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the ongoing Denmark Open. Srikanth went down 21-23, 9-21 to Kento Momota of Japan in his round of 16 match.

The mixed doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and N Sikki Reddy also crashed out after losing to Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet.

First published:October 21, 2021, 5:23 pm

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