Indian badminton legend PV Sindhu has made her rhythm of wins continue in the Malaysia Masters Super 500 badminton tournament. The 28-year-old Indian shuttler defeated Chinese player Jing Yi Men by the set score of 21-12, and 21-10 in the second round of the tournament. Similarly, HS Pranooy started the tournament with a win and also made his position in the top 8.
While Sai Praneeth was looking promising in the first round and P Kashyap lost in the second round. Due to this, the journey of Praneeth and Kashyap in the tournament has come to an end.
An easy win for PV Sindhu
In the second round, PV Sindhu performed as per the expectations. Sindhu defeated world no. 28th Jing Yi Mano in the clash of just 28 minutes. The Indian star won the match by scores of 21-12 and 21-10.
Sindhu’s winning margin in both the games was more than 9 points. Hence this victory will boost PV’s self-confidence. Now she has to face World No-2 Tai Tzu Ying which is a very strong opponent.
World No-7 Indian shuttler will face world-ranked 2 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-finals of the tournament. While HS Prannoy will also be in the quarterfinals against Kenta Tsunayama. In the second round, Tsunayama beat World No. 2 Kenta Momota by the set score of 21-15, and 21-16 to enter the quarter-finals. This result of Tsunayama indicates that facing him will not be easy for HS Prannoy.
PV Sindhu lost the Malaysia Open after facing a defeat in the quarterfinals
At the same time, on Friday last week, in the quarter-final match of the Malaysia Open, world number one player Taiju Ying of Chinese Taipei had to face defeat. It was Sindhu’s sixth consecutive defeat to Ying. On the other hand, if Sindhu crosses the first hurdle at the Masters Open, she could face Taiju Ying in the quarter-finals.