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Syed Modi International LIVE: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy enter Quarterfinals, Chirag Sen ousted

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Syed Modi International LIVE: PV Sindhu enters Quarterfinals- India’s ace shuttler & two-time Olympic gold medallist PV Sindhu has thumped Lauren Lam in straight sets to enter the Quarterfinals. She is on a mission to win a BWF title after a couple of years of dry run. She will next face Supanida Katethong of Thailand for a place in the semifinals. Sindhu will be looking to take revenge for her loss at the India Open. Follow all the live updates on InsideSport.IN

Syed Modi International LIVE: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy enter Quarterfinals, Chirag Sen ousted

Meanwhile, HS Prannoy defeated Priyanshu Rajawat to seal a place in the quarterfinals of men’s singles at Syed Modi International Championship. He won the match 21-18, 16-21, 21-18 after a second round threat.

In another game, Chirag Sen lost to his opponent Sergey Sirant of Russia despite clinching the opening set. The match finished 18-21, 22-20 and 21-12.

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Syed Modi International LIVE: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy enter Quarterfinals, Chirag Sen ousted

PV Sindhu BEAT Lauren Lam 

Game 1: PV Sindu beats lauren Lam 21-16

Game 2: Sindhu won 21-13

Sindhu thrashed Lauren in straight games (21-16, 21-13) in just 33 minutes to move into the third round of the tournament. In the first game, the Indian shuttler got some tough fight from Lauren but Sindhu maintained her control over the essay and clinched it 21-16.
Riding on the winning momentum, Sindhu defeated Lauren 21-13 in the second game as well.

Former world champion PV Sindhu will look to continue her dominance in the third round as well. She had defeated Tanya Hemanth 21-9, 21-9 in just 27 minutes at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in the first round to kick off her campaign in style.

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu entered the second round of the Syed Modi International Super 300 tournament with a dominating win over compatriot Tanya Hemanth in the women’ singles competition on Wednesday. The 26-year-old thrashed Tanya 21-9 21-9 in a lop-sided contest at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium. Sindhu, who will be aiming to end her title drought in Lucknow, will face off against USA’s Lauren Lam, who managed to get past a fighting Ira Sharma 15-21 21-16 21-16.

The 26-year-old from Hyderabad looked well on course to win her first title since the 2019 World Championship triumph last week but left-hander Supanida Katethong of Thailand shattered her hopes with a three-game win at the India Open. Sindhu had last won a BWF title in 2018.

PV Sindhu, who had finished runner-up at Swiss Open and World Tour Finals, will hope to turn things around as she fights through fatigue having been competing constantly. If she manages to go through to the semifinals, she will be itching to settle scores against Supanida, whom she is likely to face again at the semifinals at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium.

Also Read: Syed Modi International Live: PV Sindhu storms into second round, thrashes Tanya Hemanth in straight sets- Follow Live Updates

HS Prannoy vs Priyanshu Rajawat

India’s HS Prannoy entered the second round of the men’s singles competition at the Syed Modi International badminton tournament after registering a straight-game win over Ukraine’s Danylo Bosniuk on Tuesday. On a comeback trail, the fifth-seeded Indian took just 36 minutes to get the better of Bosniuk 21-14, 21-18 in his opening clash.

A former top-10 player, Prannoy, who gave a good account of himself before being stopped by 20-year-old Lakshya Sen in the quarterfinals of the India Open last week, will next meet compatriot Priyanshu Rajawat, who got a first-round walkover from Rahul Yadav Chittaboina.

Syed Modi International LIVE: PV Sindhu enters Quarterfinals, Chirag Sen ousted; HS Prannoy up next- Follow LIVE Updates

PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy are the headliners for the event after a host of stars pulled out of the tournament at the last minute. Men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has decided to give the Super 300 tournament a miss after claiming their maiden India Open Super 500 crown.

Lakshya Sen, who secured his maiden Super 500 title at New Delhi on Sunday, also is likely to follow suit after playing continuously since October last year. Another star pullout was Saina Nehwal who failed to regain fitness after her loss to youngster Malvika Bansod in straight games at the India Open. She said she is yet to regain full fitness.

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