Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, Huelva (Spain)
Published by: Swapnil Shashank
Thursday, 16 December 2021 03:54 PM Updated to IST
Indus got a bye in the first round. She then defeated Martina Repiska of Slovakia 21-7, 21-9 in the second round.
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Defending champion of the BWF World Championship, Indian star shuttler PV Sindhu has reached the quarterfinals. She defeated Pornpawi Chochuwang of Thailand 21-14, 21-18 in the pre-quarterfinals on Thursday. Indus will now face world number one Taitju Ying in the quarterfinals.
Indus won within 48 minutes
World seventh-ranked Sindhu defeated a three-ranked Thai player in 48 minutes. The win gave Sindhu, the sixth seed in the tournament, a 5-3 head-to-head win over Chochuwang. In addition, Indus has avenged two defeats to Chochuwang this season.
Took revenge on Chochuwang
Indus suffered defeats in the BWF World Tour Finals this month and the All England Championships in March. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Sindhu will now face world number one Taiju Ying of Taipei. Taitzu advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating Kirsty Gilmore of Scotland 21-10, 19-21, 21-11.
Tough challenge for Indus
In the first game against Chochuwang, Sindh took a 5-1 lead. After this, the Thailand player came back and made a 5-4 gap and then the game went 10-9. After that, Sindhu played brilliantly to take a 15-10 lead and win the game 19-11.
Indus got a bye in the first round
The match went 19-18 in the second game. Indus won the match by two points. Indus got a bye in the first round. She then defeated Martina Repiska of Slovakia 21-7, 21-9 in the second round.