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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu qualifies for the knockout round

Tokyo: Olympic silver medallist, India’s PV Sindhu won her second and final match of the group at the Tokyo Olympics. The sixth-seeded Indian player defeated Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in straight sets by 21-9,21-16 in just 35 minutes. Sindhu made easy work of her Hong Kong opponent, cruising to a 21-9 win in the first game. Ngan Yi showed more fight in the second game but Sindhu got the better of her, beating the Hong Kong shuttler 21-16.

World No.7 Sindhu will meet Denmark’s world number 12 Mia Blichfeld in the pre-quarter. Sindhu had defeated Blichfeld four times earlier and the Denmark player’s only win against Sindhu was at the Yonex Thailand Open earlier this year.

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Sindhu had defeated Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel in her opening match.

Later in the day, B Sai Praneeth will take on M Caljouw of the Netherlands in his second and final men’s singles Group D match.


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