PV Sindhu | Badminton
India's PV Sindhu reached the ladies's singles quarter-finals of the 2021 Indonesia Masters badminton match, beating Spain's Clara Azurmendi in three units right here on Thursday.
Sindhu, the 26-year-old two-time medallist on the Olympic Video games and a World Champion, misplaced the primary recreation however powered again to win the following two to beat Clara Azurmendi 17-21, 21-7, 21-12 in a 47-minute encounter within the BWF World Tour Tremendous 750 occasion.
The 23-year-old Clara, a resident of Madrid, Spain, and who’s at the moment ranked 56th within the World Rankings, began fantastically and caught up with Sindhu at 9-9 after the Indian had taken a slight lead from 2-2.
The scores went neck-and-neck until 14-14 earlier than the Spanish participant opened up a lead by profitable 4 consecutive factors and went on to win the sport at 21-17.
Sindhu dominated the following recreation as she took an early lead and constructed on it to go 15-4 up, profitable 10 consecutive factors through the recreation. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad, who gained a bronze medal on the Tokyo Olympic Video games in August so as to add to the silver she bagged in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, gained the second recreation 21-7, capitalising on the primary recreation level.
Sindhu was once more on high within the decider and after the preliminary exchanges, surged forward to a 14-7 lead at one time as she gained 5 consecutive factors. She wrapped up the sport and match at 21-12, capitalising on her superior play towards her younger rival from Spain.
Within the quarter-finals, Sindhu will tackle Neslihan Yigit of Turkey, who defeated Marina Ulitina of Ukraine 21-18, 21-13 within the second spherical on Thursday.
Japan's high seed Akane Yamaguchi and Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong, the fifth seed right here, too superior to the quarter-finals. Whereas Yamaguchi wanted three video games to beat South Korea's Kim Gaeun 21-17, 14-21, 21-16, the Thai participant defeated Japan's Aya Ohori 21-13, 21-12 in second spherical encounters on Thursday.
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