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Badminton Asia C'ships: PV Sindhu, Prannoy advance, Srikanth knocked out

PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy advanced to the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships while Srikanth exited.

HS Prannoy and PV Sindhu will be in action at the Syed Modi International

HS Prannoy and PV Sindhu



Updated: 27 April 2023 6:00 PM GMT

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu sailed into the quarterfinals of the women's singles event at the Asia Badminton Championships with a straight games win over China's Han Yue on Thursday.

Besides Sindhu, India's ace men's singles shuttler HS Prannoy battled his way into the quarterfinals but it was curtains for compatriot Kidambi Srikanth.

While Prannoy, seeded eighth, had to battle it out for an hour and two minutes to prevail over Indonesian Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo 16-21, 21-5, 18-21 in a round of 16 matches, Srikanth was shown the door by fourth-seeded Japanese Kodai Naraoka 14-21, 22-20, 9-21.

Prannoy will next play Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan.

Sindhu was at her lethal best as she took just 33 minutes to beat Yue 21-12, 21-15 in a round of 16 matches.

Eighth seed Sindhu will next play second seed An Se Young of Korea.

In mixed doubles, Rohan Kapoor and N Sikki Reddy entered the quarterfinals after the fourth-seeded Korean pair of Seo Seung Jae Chae Yu Jung handed the Indians a walkover.

The Indian duo will next meet the Indonesian pair of Dejan Ferdinansyah Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja.

However, it was curtains for B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa from the mixed doubles as they lost 15-21, 17-21.

Sixth-seeded Indian pair Sankireddy and Chirag Shetty also progressed to the quarterfinals of the men's doubles event with a convincing 21-13, 21-11 win over Jin Yong and Na Sung Seung.

The Indian combination will take on third-seeded Indonesian pair Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.

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