Suncheon, April 7 (H.S.). India’s star female badminton player and third seed PV Sindhu on Thursday entered the quarter-finals of the Korea Open Badminton Championship 2022. Sindhu entered the quarterfinals by defeating Aya Ohori of Japan at the Palma Stadium here.
Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, defeated Aya Ohori of Japan 21-15, 21-10 in the second round of the women’s singles event. The match lasted 37 minutes. Sindhu will now take on Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the quarterfinals.
Sindhu, who is ranked seventh in the Badminton world rankings, started the match brilliantly as she took a 11-9 lead in the first break. The Indian shuttler did not look back after that and won the first game easily 21-15.
Sindhu was trailing 8-4 in the second game but after that she leveled the score by winning four consecutive points and then went 11-9 ahead at the second break. After this, Ohori could score only 1 point and then the Indian player scored 10 consecutive points to enter the quarterfinals of the BWF Super 500 event.
Later, former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth defeated Israel’s Misha Zilberman 21-18, 21-6 in a match that lasted 33 minutes.