Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu cruises through to quarterfinals

PV Sindhu saw off Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals of the Summer Games.

Badminton at Tokyo Olympics, PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu has progressed to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu toppled Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in straight sets in the Round of 16 to progress to the next round. Much like her previous encounter, Sindhu had a tough start to the sets but the sixth seed stepped up her game to comfortably beat theDanish at the end.

Herculean task awaits PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu

While Sindhu had a good start to the first set, the Danish mounted a comeback with scores reading 16-15 at a point. It was Sindhu’s experience that saw her take the game without losing a point thereof. The second set saw the Indian rush to a five-point lead right at with Blichfeldt left playing catch up.

Up next, Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi will be going toe to toe with Sindhu in the quarters followed by World number 1 Tai Tzu-Ying in the semis. Sindhu will have to give it her all if she is to replicate her Rio success.

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