Korea Open: PV Sindhu, KidambI Srikanth Storm Into Quarter-Finals

By H.JanGra April 7, 2022

Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the quarterfinals

But Lakshya Sen was ousted after losing his second round match at the Korea Open Super 500 badminton tournament on Thursday

World number seven Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, got the better of world number 26 Japan's Aya Ohori

21-15 21-10 in a lop-sided contest to take her head-to-head count against the Japanese to an overwhelming 12-0

The third seeded Indian will next face familiar foe in Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan, whom she had defeated in the final of the Swiss Open last month.

The former world champion, who has claimed two Super 300 titles this season at Syed Modi International and Swiss Open, enjoys a 16-1 lead in 17 meetings against the world number 11 Thai.

World championship silver medallist Srikanth saw off Israel's Misha Zilberman 21-18 21-6 to set up a clash with local hope and former world no 1 Son Wan ho.

Commonwealth Games silver medallists and world no seven pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Singapore's Hee Yong Kai Terry and Loh Kean Hean 21-15 21-19 in 36 minutes to also advance to the quarterfinals.

World championship bronze medallist Sen, ranked ninth in the world, went down 20-22 9-21 to world number 24 Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in 33 minutes.