PV Sindhu through to quarter-finals, Kidambi Srikanth loses to Kento Momota


India’s double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu reached the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open Super 1000 tournament in Odense on Thursday after three hard-fought games against her opponent from Thailand.

Sindhu won an entertaining battle against Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-16, 12-21, 21-15 in 67 minutes in her round of 16 match. She will now face Korea’s An Se-Young in the quarters.

Watch highlights: PV Sindhu prevails in tough battle with Busanan Ongbamrungphan at Denmark Open

Kidambi Srikanth, meanwhile, lost 23-21, 21-9 in the men’s singles round of 16 to Japan’s world No 1 Kento Momota.

In mixed doubles, Hong Kong’s Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet beat India’s Dhruv Kapila and N Sikki Reddy 17-21, 21-19, 11-21 in the round of 16.

In men’s doubles, India’s MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila bounced back to win the second game but lost 15-21, 21-17, 12-21 against the fourth-seeded pair of Fajar Aafian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto in their round of 16 match.

This is Sindhu’s first tournament since winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in August. One of India’s greatest Olympians, Sindhu had taken a break to rejuvenate before making a comeback in this tournament.

Later in the day, Lakshya Sen will be up against world No 2 Viktor Axelsen in the round of 16, while Sameer Verma will meet Anders Antonsen from the host country.

Inputs from PTI

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