PV Sindhu seals quarter-final spot at Singapore Open

first_imgOlympic silver medallist PV Sindhu advanced to the women’s singles quarter-final of the USD 355,000 Singapore Open with a straight-game win over Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt here Thursday.Fourth seeded Sindhu took 39 minutes to get the better of world number 22 Mia 21-13 21-19, her second straight win over the Danish girl, who had clinched the Spain Masters this year.Singapore Open 2019WS – Round of 1621 21 V. Sindhu PUSARLA13 19 Mia BLICHFELDTin 40 minuteshttps://t.co/FQYWUCgdjyBWFScore (@BWFScore) April 11, 2019World number 6 Sindhu will next face China’s Cai Yanyan, a BWF World Junior Championships bronze medallist.While Sindhu led throughout the first game after opening up a 3-0 advantage, the Indian was locked in a tight battle with Mia in the second till 8-8 and was trailing 11-15 at one stage.However, Sindhu managed to claw back 17-17 and then nosed ahead to seal the issue in her favour.Sindhu had reached the semi-final at the India Open last month.Also Read | Singapore Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal into 2nd round after easy winsAlso Read | Malaysia Open 2019: PV Sindhu crashes out in 2nd round, Srikanth advancesAlso Watch | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli struggles to solve RCB’s loss puzzlelast_img read more