Saina Nehwal beat Ratchanok Inthanon
Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal made a special record in the badminton world championship on Thursday. She became the world’s first woman shuttler to reach the 8-time in any quarter of the world in the quarterfinals of the world. Saina had earlier reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. The 10th ranked Saina beat Ratchanok Inthanon of Indonesia 21-16, 21-19 in the 3-round. In the quarter-finals, Saina will face on Olympic champions and Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin on Friday.
PV Sindhu beat Sung Ji-Hyun
World number-3 PV Sindhu beat South Korea’s Sung Ji-Hyun in the women’s singles pre-quarterfinals. Sindhu entered the World No. 9 Hyun in the quarter-finals by beating 21-10, 21-18 in 42 minutes in straight games. The bronze medal in the World Badminton Championship in 2013 and 2014 will be the face of Sindhu, who now faces Japan’s world number-6 and her challenger, Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-finals. Last year, in the final of the World Badminton Championship, Sindhu was defeated by Okuhara, due to which she missed the gold medal.
Sai Praneeth beat Hans Kristian Solberg
In the men’s singles, 11th-seed Sai Praneeth reached Denmark’s Hans Kristian Solberg 21-13, 21-11 in the quarterfinals. To tell you, Praneeth had to face defeat against Hans Kristian in the 2013 French Open, the All England Open in 2016 and the Denmark Open in 2017. Praneeth will now face Japan’s World No-7 Kento Momota at the last-8.
Darren Liew beat Kidambi Srikanth
World number -39 Darren Liew became a victim of reversal, India’s leading badminton player Kidambi Srikanth was out of the world badminton championship on Thursday.
Darren tried to make an edge over Srikanth from the start. However, for both times, the score for both players was 10-10. The Malaysian player showed perseverance in the game and put pressure on Srikanth to beat 21-18 in the first game.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Srikanth, in the second game, tried to put pressure on Daren and pushed him down to 7-4 but Daren refused to give up and scored the score to 8-8.
The second game between Daren and Srikanth was very exciting, but the Malaysian player got the game by winning 21-18 and reaching the quarter-finals.