India's Sindhu, Praneeth enter World Badminton Championships quarterfinals

Indias Sindhu, Praneeth enter World Badminton Championships quarterfinals
India's PV Sindhu in action at the BWF World Championships

Basel - Sindhu, the 2017 World Championships runner-up, beat Beiwen Zhang of USA 21-14, 21-6



By IANS

Published: Thu 22 Aug 2019, 11:39 PM

Last updated: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 1:54 AM

India's PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth entered the quarterfinals of the BWF World Championships here on Thursday.
B Sai Praneeth stunned world no 8 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to progress to the quarter-finals while HS Prannoy lost to world number one Kento Momota 19-21, 12-21.
Praneeth outplayed Ginting of Indonesia 21-19, 21-13 to cap off an amazing performance. 
Meanwhile, Sindhu, the 2017 World Championships runner-up, beat Beiwen Zhang of USA 21-14, 21-6 in straight sets to book her place in the last eight.
Praneeth, on the other hand, was on top of his game from the start as he erased a 0-3 deficit to move to a 8-5 deficit. He entered the break with a 11-8 advantage.
After the interval, Ginting pulled things back at 14-12 and threatened to stop Praneeth before the Indian got his act together to win the opening game with three straight points from 18-19.
In the second game, Praneeth moved to 6-2 but Anthony made his way to manage a 11-8 lead at the breather. After the break, Praneeth kept marching ahead as Ginting crumbled.
 


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