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Sindhu advances in Thailand Open, Srikanth backs down



PV Sindhu, the lone surviving Indian shuttler in the competition, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open on the Thursday. So check out complete details and updates about this below.

Sindhu advances in Thailand Open, Srikanth is out from Thailand Open

The world’s number 7 Sindhu, seeded sixth, defeated Sim Yu Jin. Sim Yu Jin had played a key part in Korea’s Uber Cup victory, 21-16 21-13 in a second round match in 37 minutes.

Sindhu, who overcame world number 62 Lauren Lam of the United States in the first round. He will play second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the second round.

In yet another second-round encounter, Yamaguchi defeated Korea’s Kim Ga Eun 21-23, 21-15, 21-16.

Kidambi Srikanth, one of the major drivers of India’s historic Thomas Cup victory, withdrew the BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament after giving his adversary a walkover in the men’s singles second round. Srikanth, seeded seventh, granted his Irish opponent Nhat Nguyen a walkover. His motive for leaving is unknown at this time.

In his opening round encounter, the world number 11 Indian defeated Brice Leverdez of France 18-21 21-10 21-16.

Malvika Bansod was eliminated in the second round of the women’s singles after losing 21-16 14-21 14-21 against Line Christopherson of Denmark.

Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto of India also lost in the second round, falling 19-21 20-22 to Malaysia’s sixth seeded duo of Goh Soon Huat and Lai Shevon Jemie.

Meanwhile, Ashwini Bhat K and Shikha Gautam were out in the second round of the women’s doubles, losing 19-21 6-21 to fifth seeds Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara.

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