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Syed Modi International 2022: PV Sindhu eases into quarterfinals

Top seed Sindhu took just 33 minutes to get the better of her American rival 21-16, 21-13 in her second-round match

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PV Sindhu (Source: BWF)

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PTI

Updated: 2022-01-20T14:39:31+05:30

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu stormed into the women's singles quarterfinals of the Syed Modi International badminton tournament after registering a straight-game win over American Lauren Lam on Thursday.

Top seed Sindhu took just 33 minutes to get the better of her American rival 21-16, 21-13 in her second-round match.

Sindhu will take on sixth-seeded Thai shuttler Supanida Katethong in the last-eight stage.

Sindhu had earlier defeated compatriot Tanya Hemanth 21-9, 21-9 in her campaign-opener.

In another women's singles second round match, India's Samiya Imad Farooqui entered the quarterfinals after beating compatriot Kanika Kanwal 21-6, 21-15.

Anupama Upadhyaya beat Smit Toshniwal 21-12, 21-19 to set up a clash against Farooqui.

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