India Open 2022: PV Sindhu reaches quarter-finals with a spectacular win, Saina loses out

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Bronze medalist Saina was defeated by Malvika Bansod 21. 17, 21 . defeated by 9. Bansod, ranked 111 in the world rankings, took 34 minutes to beat the former world number one. Earlier, top seed Sindhu beat compatriot Ira Sharma by 21. 10, 21 . beat by 10.

New Delhi. Two-time Olympic medalists PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy advanced to the quarter-finals of the India Open badminton tournament while Saina Nehwal crashed out. Former champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Saina was defeated by Malvika Bansod at 21. 17, 21 . defeated by 9. Bansod, ranked 111 in the world rankings, took 34 minutes to beat the former world number one. Earlier, top seed Sindhu beat compatriot Ira Sharma by 21. 10, 21 . beat by 10. Now she will face Ashmita Chaliha who defeated Yaele Hoyau in 21. 17, 21 . Won 14.

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Bansod will face India’s Akarshi Kashyap. Akarshi defeated compatriot Keura Mopatin 21. 10, 21 . Defeated by 10. Prannoy got a walkover as Mithun Manjunath withdrew from the tournament due to being Corona positive. In the men’s section, top seeds Kidambi Srikanth, doubles players Ashwini Ponnappa, Ritika Rahul Thakar, Trisa Jolly, Simon Aman Singh and Khushi Gupta withdrew after being found corona positive. Prannoy will face the winner of the match between Lakshya Sen and Felix Bustet of Sweden. Sameer Verma’s campaign also came to an end in the second round, who left the match against Canada’s Bren Yang midway due to a hamstring strain.

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