Third seeded Indian shuttler PV Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of Korea Open Badminton Championship 2022 by defeating Aya Ohori of Japan in Suncheon at Palma Stadium on Thursday (April 7). The two-time Olympic medalist Indian defeated world No. 26 Aya Ohori of Japan 21-15, 21-10 in the second round of her women’s singles event.
PV Sindhu It took 37 minutes to register his 12th win against Ohori in the same number of matches. Sindhu will now take on Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the quarterfinals. PV Sindhu, who is ranked seventh in the Badminton world rankings, didn’t start the match well but kept her nose ahead at the first break to lead 11-9.
The Indian shuttler then shifted gears to pocket the first game with ease. Sindhu was trailing 8-4 in the second game but leveled the score after winning four consecutive points and then went 11-9 ahead at the second break. The Indian then dramatically changed the pace after the restart by winning 10 straight points to seal the match and advanced to the quarterfinals of the BWF Super 500 event.
Later, former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth defeated Israel’s Misha Zilberman 21-18, 21-6. The World Championships silver medalist Indian had to work hard in the first game but eventually managed to register a 21-18 win.
However, the Indian changed gears in the second game before Misha Zilberman opened the account, taking a massive 12-0 lead. Srikanth completed the challenge with ease and ended the match in 33 minutes.