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World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen enters knockout round

Bali: Ace Indian shuttle badminton players PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen entered the knockout rounds of BWF World Tour Finals. Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu defeated world number 23 Yvonne Li of Germany by ’21-10, 21-13′ in just 31 minutes in the women’s singles event. Sindhu, the only Indian to win the title in 2018 and a finalist a year before will face top seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand.

Lakshya Sen has lost to Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen by ’15-21, 14-21′. But the Indian player was selected to knockout round as Japan’s Kento Momota and Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke were pulled out of the tournament due to injuries.

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Earlier on the day, India’s Kidambi Srikanth lost to Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand in the second round of Group B match. India’s men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were pulled out of the tournament. India’s women’s doubles pair Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost to Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida of Japan in the opening match.


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