Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024
PV Sindhu, Ashwini/Tanisha storm in quarters

Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu continued her amazing run although Ashwini Ponnappa/Tanisha Crasto strengthened their 2024 Paris Olympics probabilities by achieving the quarter-closing of the Madrid Spain Masters on Thursday.

PV Sindhu defeated Chinese Taipei’s Huang Yu-Hsun and Ashwini/Tanisha defeated Tiffany Ho and Gronya Somerville of Australia.

Sindhu had an easy win in opposition to Yu-Hsun as she commenced properly in the initially activity. Irrespective of slumping to a few of web errors and trailing 10-11 at the mid-sport break, Sindhu came back again roaring and took 6 consecutive points.

A net error from Yu-Hsun intended that Sindhu gained the next sport 21-14.

In the second match, Yu-Hsun struggled to manage the shuttle as her lifts repeatedly went prolonged. The Taiwanese shuttler tried using to use her drops and placements but she failed to have power in her smashes.

Sindhu took benefit of her faults and secured her quarter-last berth. She will participate in Supanida Katethong of Thailand in the following round.

Entire world no. 20 pair of Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa, seeded 3rd, manufactured it to the past 8 soon after notching up a 21-14 21-8 earn around in women’s doubles.

This earn suggests Ashwini/Tanisha have strengthened their prospects more for the impending 2024 Paris Olympics in the women’s doubles class.

India’s MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila also had a excellent working day in the office environment as they entered the men’s doubles quarterfinal with a 21-17 21-19 earn around Scotland’s Christopher Grimley and Matthew Grimley.

The combined doubles pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and N Sikki Reddy also entered the quarterfinals with a 22-20 21-18 gain more than USA’s Presley Smith and Allison Lee.

Krishna Prasad Garage and Sai Pratheek K, however, were still left heartbroken following getting rid of 16-21 21-15 16-21 to the Popov brothers — Christo and Toma Junior — in one more men’s doubles match.

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