Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu beats Honh Kong's Cheung, enters pre-quarterfinals

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu beats Hong Kong's Cheung in straight games, enters pre-quarterfinals

 TOKYO: Reigning best on the planet PV Sindhu progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of ladies' singles badminton occasion at the Tokyo Olympics subsequent to beating Hong Kong's NY Cheung in a gathering J match on Wednesday. 

The 26-year-old Indian, who had asserted a silver award in the last release in Rio, beaten world No. 34 Cheung 21-9 21-16 in a 35-minute match to top the gathering. This was Sindhu's 6th success over Cheung in as numerous gatherings. 

World No. 7 Sindhu will meet Denmark's reality number 12 Mia Blichfeldt, who bested Group I. Sindhu has a 4-1 straight on record against Blichfeldt, whose lone success against the Indian was at the Yonex Thailand Open recently. 

The shuttler from Hyderabad, cultivated 6th, had crushed Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel in her initial match. 

Sindhu utilized her collection of strokes, and her capacity to fluctuate the speed upset the Hong Kong player, making her go around the court. The Indian will then, at that point think of an ideal placement.Cheung got a couple of focuses with her tricky cross court returns yet she submitted numerous natural blunders to get any opportunity of squeezing the Indian. 

Sindhu drove 6-2 right off the bat prior to jogging to 10-3. She submitted an uncommon blunder prior to entering the span at 11-5. The Indian didn't experience any difficulty after resumption as she zoomed to 20-9 and stashed the initial game when Cheung got a return. 

Cheung was hoping to prearrange an amazing turnaround in the second game as she broadened the assemblies and with Sindhu too attempting to even think about controlling the bus, the pair moved 6-6 and 8-8. 

Sindhu additionally made judgment blunders prior to sending the van wide again to give up a thin one direct benefit toward her rival. 

Cheung attempted to squeeze Sindhu however the Indian wriggled out with her better strokeplay which incorporated a couple of straight down the line crushes. 

Sindhu moved to 19-14 preceding getting six match focuses however she missed the lines again and got a shot to waste two match focuses prior to fixing it with a raving success. 

Later in the day, B Sai Praneeth will take on M Caljouw of Netherlands in his second and last men's singles Group D match. 

On Tuesday, Indian shuttlers Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy experienced a shock after they neglected to meet all requirements for the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics in spite of winning two matches in their gathering. 

The Indian team had arisen successful against the England pair of Ben Lane and Sean Vendy in their last Group A match yet at the same time passed up fitting the bill for the quarterfinals after the three sets finished with same focuses and matches dominated was considered to distinguish the qualifiers.

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