Thailand Open: PV Sindhu Eases Into Quarter-Finals, Sets Up Clash With Akane Yamaguchi

By H.JanGra May 20, 2022

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu beats Yu Jin Sim of South Korea in straight games in the second round match of the Thailand Open in the women's singles category

The sixth seed Sindhu won the opening game 21-16 where the Korean did put fight

But in the second game Sindhu dominated and won by a comfortable margin of 21-13 winning match 21-16 21-13 that lasted for 37 minutes

With this win the double Olympic medallist sets up a quarterfinal clash with second-seeded Japanese shuttler Akane Yamaguchi.

Earlier in the day Indian shuttler Malvika Bansod crashed out losing to Denmark's Line Christophersen in the second round of the women's singles category losing 16-21, 21-14, 21-14.

Kidambi Srikanth exited from the Thailand Open after handing a walkover to his opponent in the men's singles second round match

Srikanth, seeded eighth, gave a walkover to his Irish rival Nhat Nguyen. The reason for his withdrawal is not yet known.

The world no. 11 Indian had earlier produced a gritty show to get the better of Brice Leverdez of France 18-21 21-10 21-16 in his opening round match.