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Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag enters quarterfinals; Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth take too

India’s premier shuttler PV Sindhu thrashed lowly-ranked Yue Yann Jaslyn Hooi of Singapore in straight games to enter the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championships on Thursday. 

The fourth-seeded Indian, who had claimed a bronze within the 2014 Gimcheon version, defeated Jaslyn Hooi, ranked 100th, 21-16 21-16 in 42 minutes to space up a clash with third seed Chinese language He Bing Jiao, whom she had beaten for a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty pass into QF of Badminton Asia Championships with 21-17, 21-15 take over WR 23 Jap duo in 2nd spherical. #BadmintonAsiaChampionships2022 pic.twitter.com/j6dypXg9iY

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Sindhu has a 7-9 head-to-head file towards Bing Jiao, whom she has beaten twice within the closing two conferences.

The third-seeded Indian men’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also made it to the quarterfinals with a 21-17 21-15 take over Japan’s Akira Koga and Taichi Saito.

The sector number 7 Indian pairing will face subsequent either fifth-seeded Malaysian Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik or the Singaporean duo of Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Jun Liang Andy Kwek.

Earlier on Wednesday, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, who has been on a comeback path after convalescing from some nagging injuries, also needed to interrupt her sweat to eke out a 21-15 17-21 21-13 take over Sim Yujin of South Korea. Whereas Sindhu will subsequent play Singapore’s Yue Yann Jaslyn Hooi, Saina shall be up towards China’s Zhi Yi Wang.

The utterly different remaining Indian within the females’s singles, Malvika Bansod too squandered a game lead sooner than taking place 9-21 21-17 26-24 towards Yeo Jia Min of Singapore in one other worrying-fought tie.

It grew to turn out to be out to be a disappointing day scurry back and forth for world championships bronze medal winner Lakshya Sen, who used to be unnerved by the unseeded Li Shi Feng of China.

The fifth-seeded Indian lost 21-12 10-21 19-21 in his opening spherical men’s singles tie that lasted 56 minutes. World No. 19 Sai Praneeth suffered a straight game 17-21 13-21 defeat towards Jonatan Christie of Indonesia.

Seventh-seeded Kidambi Srikanth, then again, saved India’s flag flying within the men’s singles competition by progressing to the 2nd spherical with a straight-game take over Tze Yong Ng of Malaysia.

Srikanth defeated his rival 22-20 21-15 to space up a clash towards Chinese language qualifier Weng Hong Yang within the 2nd spherical. It used to be also the cease of the aspect street for Aakarshi Kashyap, who lost 15-21 9-21 to Jap top seed Akane Yamaguchi within the females’s singles.

Both the females’s doubles pair of Ashwini Bhat Okay and Shikga Gautam, and Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker also made opening spherical exits after shedding in straight games.

Whereas Bhat and Gautam went down 19-21 12-21 to Anna Ching Yik Cheong and Teoh Mei Xing of Malaysia, Singhi and Thaker lost 15-21 11-21 to seventh-seeded Malaysian pair of Pearly Tan and Muralitharan Thinaah.

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