- PV Sindhu enters quarterfinals of Syed Modi badminton tournament with easy win
- HS Prannoy had to sweat a lot to register a win in the second round
- Prannoy will face France’s Arnaud Merkel in the quarterfinals
Superstar badminton player PV Sindhu on Thursday entered the women’s singles quarterfinals of the Syed Modi International Super 300 badminton tournament. Whereas HS Prannoy had to sweat a lot to register a win in the second round of men’s singles. Top seed Sindhu registered a 21-16, 21-13 win over American Lauren Lam in the second round in just 33 minutes. Prannoy, however, struggled hard during his 21-11 16-21 21-18 win over compatriot Indian Priyanshu Rajawat at the BBD Indoor Stadium here. Former world champion Sindhu will next take on sixth seed Supanida Ketthong of Thailand. Sindhu had to face defeat against the same player in the India Open Super 500 semi-final. The 26-year-old Sindhu from Hyderabad would now like to avenge the loss last week by defeating the left-hander from Thailand.
Prannoy, one of the top 10 players in the world, will face France’s Arnaud Merkel in the quarterfinals, who defeated India’s Karthikeya Gulshan Kumar 21-8 21-12 in the second round. In women’s singles, Akarshi Kashyap defeated Sai Ujjita Rao Chukka while Malvika Bansod defeated Prerna Neeluri. Akarshi and Malvika will now face each other in the quarterfinals. Akarshi defeated Sai Utjita 21-9 21-6 while Malvika defeated Prerna 21-10 21-8. India’s Samia Imad Farooqui defeated compatriot Kanika Kanwal 21-6, 21-15 to enter the quarter-finals. He will next face Anupama Upadhyay who defeated Smit Toshniwal 21-12, 21-19.
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