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Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu defeated third seed He Bing Xiao of China to reach the women’s singles semifinals of the Badminton Asia Championships. With this, he has confirmed his second medal. Sindhu defeated Xiao 21-9, 13-21, 21-19 in a match that lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes. Sindhu had earlier won the bronze medal in the Asian Championships in the year 2014 as well.
Xiao had the upper hand
Prior to this match, Xiao’s upper hand was believed to be heavy. Prior to this match, Xiao and Sindhu had faced each other 16 times, with Xiao defeating Sindhu 9 times, while Sindhu managed to win 7 times.
The pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankreddy and Chirag Shetty will also clash in the quarterfinals.
Third seed Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also advanced to the quarter-finals after defeating Japanese pair of Akira Koga and Taichi Saito 21-17 21-15 in straight games. They will take on fifth seed Malaysian pair of Aaron Chien and Soh Wooi Yik.
Expectations from Shrikant too
Kidambagi Srikanth is also expected to reach the semi-finals in men’s singles after Sindhu reaches the semi-finals. against China
Weng will be from Hong Yang.