P V Sindhu (File photo)
P V Sindhu (File photo)

Indonesia Open: Sindhu beats Mia Blichfeldt, advances to quarter-finals

ANI | Updated: Jul 18, 2019 20:22 IST

Jakarta [Indonesia], July 18 (ANI): Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu on Thursday defeated Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt 21-14 17-21 21-11 in the second round match of women's singles in the Indonesia Open to enter the quarter-final stage.
Fifth-seed Sindhu beat Blichfeldt in the encounter that lasted 62 minutes.
Sindhu, 24, gained an upper hand as she won the first match. In the next duel, Blichfeldt scored a 21-17 win.
The Indian shuttler, however, did not allow her opponent to come back in the final game and sealed it 21-11.
Earlier, in the men's doubles, the Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost to Indonesia's MF Gideon and KS Sukamuljo 21-15, 21-14.
Sindhu, the world's number five, will now play against second-ranked Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-final contest on July 19. (ANI)