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World Badminton Championships: Sindhu wins in hard fought contest against Cheung Ngan Yi to enter quarter finals

In A Tightly Fought Contest, India’s Ace Shuttler PV Sindhu On Thursday Defeated Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 19-21, 23-21, 21-17 To Enter Quarter Finals Of World Badminton Championships.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 24 Aug 2017, 09:17:20 PM
India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu (file photo)

New Delhi:

In a tightly fought contest, India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday defeated Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 19-21, 23-21, 21-17 to enter quarter finals of World Badminton Championships.

After losing the first game Sindhu fought back to win the second game. The third and deciding game was also a close one, however, Olympics silver medalist scored quick points to seal the game 21-17 consequently winning the contest.

Earlier in the day, India's top shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday qualified for singles quarter-finals, while the mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy lost in the pre-quarterfinals. 

Earlier in the tournament, Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu notched up an easy victory over Korea's Kim Hyo Min to progress to the pre-quarterfinals.

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First Published : 24 Aug 2017, 09:17:20 PM