India Open: Sindhu, Kidambi, Praneeth, Kashyap advance to quarterfinals - Hindustan Times
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India Open: Sindhu, Kidambi, Praneeth, Kashyap advance to quarterfinals

New Delhi | ByANI
Mar 28, 2019 10:12 PM IST

The 2017 champion Sindhu hardly broke a sweat to seal a 21-11, 21-13 victory over Joy Xuan Deng of Hong Kong in a women’s singles match.

Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the quarterfinals of the India Open badminton tournament at the KD Jadhav Hall, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi on Thursday.

New Delhi: Indian badminton player PV Sindhu plays a shot against Hong Kong's Deng Xuan during the second round of women's singles badminton match at Yonex Sunrise India Open 2019(PTI)
New Delhi: Indian badminton player PV Sindhu plays a shot against Hong Kong's Deng Xuan during the second round of women's singles badminton match at Yonex Sunrise India Open 2019(PTI)

The 2017 champion Sindhu hardly broke a sweat to seal a 21-11, 21-13 victory over Joy Xuan Deng of Hong Kong in a women’s singles match.

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Sindhu, world number six, exuded sheer class to won a total of 42 points against her opponent who could only bag 24 points.

The 2015 winner Srikanth defeated Lu Guangzu of China in straight sets 21-11, 21-16 to book his seat in quarterfinals.

The world number seven clinched 42 points over the Chinese who won only 27 points a the men’s singles event.

In other men’s singles event, Praneeth came from behind to win 18-21, 21-16, 21-15 over his compatriot Sameer Verma, while Kashyap had an easy win 21-11, 21-13 over Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand.

Riya Mookerjee bounced back only to go down again 8-21, 21-17, 13-21 against Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in a women’s singles event.

The men’s doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Shivam Sharma defeated compatriots Aniruddha Mayekar and Vinay Kumar Singh 21-15, 21-11, while the women’s doubles pair of Aparna Balan and Sruthi KP beat Wing Yung and Yeung Nga Ting of Hong Kong 21-19, 7-21, 21-17.

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