Badminton Asia Championships: Sindhu, Satwik-Chirag Enter Quarters; Saina Out

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu (BWF Photo)

PV Sindhu, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty booked their position in the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships as Sania Nehwal crashed out

star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu progressed to the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championships in the wake of beating humble positioned Yue Yann Jaslyn Hooi of Singapore in straight games in the ladies’ singles contest here on Thursday.

Indian men’s duplicates matching of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty likewise came to the quarterfinals however it was shades for London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal.

Sindhu, cultivated fourth, who had asserted a bronze in the 2014 Gimcheon version, crushed Jaslyn Hooi, positioned 100th, 21-16 21-16 of every 42 minutes to set up a conflict with third seed Chinese He Bing Jiao, whom she had beaten for a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.

World number 7 Sindhu, a twofold Olympic medallist, has a 7-9 straight on record against Bing Jiao, whom she has beaten two times in the last two gatherings.

The third cultivated Indian matching of Satwik and Chirag too delivered a fine execution to cruise into the last 8 with a 21-17 21-15 win over Japan’s Akira Koga and Taichi Saito.

The world number 7 Indian matching will look next either fifth cultivated Malaysian Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik or the Singaporean team of Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Jun Liang Andy Kwek.

In any case, Saina’s fantasy about asserting her fourth decoration in the renowned competition finished after she hit a wall to lose 21-12 7-21 13-21 to 22-year-old Chinese Wang Zhi Yi, positioned sixteenth on the planet in the end.

Saina is on a rebound follow behind recuperating from a few annoying wounds and had skirted the determination preliminaries for the impending significant occasions, for example, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and Uber Cup.

Prior, regardless of the immense distinction in their rankings, it was a tight fight for incomparability among Sindhu and Jaslyn Hooi.

At one phase, the Indian was two-point behind at 7-9 against her rival, who figured out how to take a slim 11-10 lead at the span yet Sindhu moved forward and evened out 16-16 preceding stashing the initial game.

The Indian figured out how to move to a 12-8 benefit in the second game after an underlying battle following a difference in sides.

Yet again the Singaporean eradicated the shortage, coming as close as 15-16, preceding Sindhu hurried up to close the match.