All England Open: PV Sindhu in quarterfinals, Lakshya Sen and Saina Nehwal out

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Rio Olympics silver medalist Indian ladies's star badminton participant PV Sindhu has entered the quarter-finals of the All England Championship singles, whereas younger Lakshya Sen and London Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal have been eradicated from the event. Sindhu secured her place within the final-Eight by successful the sport immediately over Sung Ji Hyun. Sixth seed Sindhu received 21-19 21-15 in a match that lasted 49 minutes. Sindhu will now face the winner of the match between fourth seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and Lene Hozmark Jaarsfeldt of Denmark. <! –

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Lakshya Sen loses in battle

Lakshya Sen crashed out of the event within the second spherical of the boys's singles, defeating Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in a straight sport. Sen needed to face second seed and world quantity seven Viktor of Denmark 17-21 18-21 in a 45-minute second spherical match of the boys's singles. He defeated Hong Kong's Chiyuk Yu Li 17-21 21-8 21-17 in a hard-fought first spherical.

Saina's hopes of Tokyo Olympics shock

India's star badminton participant Saina Nehwal's hopes of qualifying for the Olympics got here as a shock when she crashed out of the primary spherical in opposition to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.

On Wednesday, Saina misplaced 11-21 8-21 in opposition to world quantity three Yamaguchi in simply 28 minutes. Saina is ranked 20th within the BWF rankings with 46267 factors and the 2012 London Olympic bronze medalist should make it to the highest 16 by the closing date of April 28 to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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Saina should obtain some good outcomes to qualify for the Olympics. In the approaching weeks, this Indian participant has to take part in Swiss Open (17 to 22 March), India Open (24 to 29 March) and Malaysia Open (21 March to five April).

This is the ninth defeat in Saina's 11 matches in opposition to the Japanese participant. She was eradicated within the first spherical for the third time within the present season. With the defeat of Saina, world champion PV Sindhu stays India's solely hope in ladies's singles. Sindhu defeated Beiwen Zheng of America in a straight sport on Wednesday.

Kashyap bought a shock within the first spherical

In males's singles, P Kashyap pulled out of the center of the primary spherical on Wednesday, whereas B Sai Praneeth suffered a loss. Kashyap determined to withdraw from the match in opposition to Shesar Hiren Rustavito only a minute later. He was 0–three behind on the time.

In the blended doubles, the pair of Pranav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy additionally made it to the second spherical when the highest seeded pair of Si Wei Zheng and Ya Kyong Huang withdrew from the match once they had been trailing 4-5.

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