PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth entered in Quarters
China Open 2018 Badminton: PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth registered difficult-fought victories to enter the quarterfinals of the China Open.
Third seed Sindhu bounced back after losing a close first game to record a 21-23 21-13 21-18 win in her second round match against Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan.
Srikanth’s fight against Suppanyu Avihingsanon too went down to the wire. The seventh seeded Indian received the primary game comfortably but the Thai player levelled the match. The decider might have gone either way however Srikanth held his nerve to advance in the competition with a 21-12 15-21 24-22 win.
However, India’s campaign ended in the doubles and mixed doubles events. Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy went down 14-21 11-21 against the top seeds from China, Siwei Zheng and Huang Yaqiong, in the Round of 16. Sikki Reddy and Pranav Jerry Chopra met the samefate, losing 16-21 10-21 to sixth seeds Christinna Pedersen and Mathias Christiansen of Denmark.
In the men’s doubles, Mannu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy were outplayed by Chen Hung Ling and Wang Chi-Lin 21-9 21-10