PV Sindhu, a reigning world champion who has been looking to pick up momentum after the World Championship title, now booked a quarterfinal berth at the Swiss Open 2021.
Sindhu eased past Iris Wang of the USA who is ranked 40 in the world. In just 35 minutes Sindhu wrapped up the game 21-13, 21-14 without having to break much sweat.
PV Sindhu will now face Busanan Ongbumrungphan from Thailand who is The fifth seed. The Thai is tricky for the Indian, however, Sindhu holds a strong 11-1 head-to-head record against her. The last meeting between them was in the Toyota Thailand Open 2021 where Sindhu beat her in straight sets.
The youngster from Thailand, Phittayaporn Chaiwan came up with a solid performance as she took down the sixth-seeded, extremely experienced Sung Ji Hyun of Korea. It was a closely fought match as the Thai kept herself a notch higher than Sung as she beat her 22-20, 21-19.
The promising Danish, Mia Blichfeldt seeded fourth struggled to get past Yvonne Li of Germany. However, she made it to the last 8 beating her 21-13,13-21,21-18.
Upcoming quarterfinal matches of Swiss Open
- PV Sindhu vs Busanan Ongbumrungphan
- Mia Blichfeldt vs P Chaiwan