Sindhu defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-14, 21-18 while Srikanth stormed past China’s Lu Guangzu 21-10, 21-15 to book a quarterfinals birth.
Defending champion PV Sindhu advanced to the BWF World Championship 2021 women’s singles quarterfinals with a straight-game win over Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in Huelva, Spain on Thursday. The two-time Olympic medalist defeated the Thai shuttler 21-14, 21-18 in 48 minutes to book a meeting with Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei. Sindhu has won a whopping five World championship medals and she has made it to the quarterfinals on each of her seven attempts.
Sindhu took an early 5-1 lead but Chochuwong rallied to narrow the gap to 5-4 and then to 10-9. The Indian raced ahead from there on as she made it 15-10 and then 19-11 to pocket the first game. The second game was a tighter affair though the sixth seeded Indian went into the break with a 11-6 lead.
The Thai shuttler forced her way into the game with some long rallies and reduced the gap to just 19-18. But Sindhu managed to win the crucial point to make it 20-18 before sealing the second game and the match.
Tai Zu Ying beat Kirsty Gilmour: 21-10, 19-21, 21-11
PV Sindhu beat Pornpawee Chochuwong: 21-14, 21-18
Han Yue beat Michelle Le: 21-19, 21-19
He Bing Jiao beat Mia Blinchfeldt: 21-13, 21-10
Ratchanok Intanon beat Line Christophersen: 23-21, 21-9
Zhang Yi Man beat Kim Gaeun: 21-16, 21-19
AN Seyoung beat Wang Zhiyi: 17-21, 22-20, 21-19
Ake Yamaguchi beat Sayaka Takahashi: 21-15, 21-8
PV Sindhu VS Tai Zu Ying
Han Yue VS He Bing Jiao
Ratchanok Intanon VS Zhang Yi Man
AN Seyoung VS Ake Yamaguchi
The matches would be streamed live on BWF’s Youtube channel. The matches will start from 9 AM Madrid Time, which is 1:30 PM IST.
Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and star Sports 3 TV stations in India, as well as Disney+ Hotstar, will broadcast the BWF World Championship 2021 Live.