Sindhu in quarters, but Srikanth loses

Copenhagen: PV Sindhu booked a spot in the women’s singles quarter-finals of the Denmark Open on Thursday, beating Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan in three well-fought games at the Odense Sports Park here.
However, India suffered a setback as Kidambi Srikanth could not progress beyond the second round in men’s singles, going down to top seed and World No.1 Kento Momota after putting up a tough fight in the first game. Srikanth lost 21-23, 9-21 to the Japanese star in a match that lasted 43 minutes.
Sindhu, playing her first tournament since winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in August, won 21-16, 12-21, 21-18 to reach the last-eight stage.
The 26-year-old Sindhu, who is seeded fourth, won the first game but lost the second before prevailing over the Thai in a close decider to win the 67-minute second round encounter.

NT Bureau