Denmark Open: Sindhu enters quarterfinals; Srikanth goes down to Kento Momota

P.V. Sindhu defeated Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-16, 12-21, 21-15 to move to the quarterfinals of Denmark Open on Thursday.

File picture of P.V. Sindhu.   -  AP

India's double Olympic medallist superstar PV Sindhu reached the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open Super 1000 tournament here on Thursday after three hard-fought games against her opponent from Thailand.

Sindhu won after a struggle against Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-16, 12-21, 21-15 in 67 minutes in her last 16 match. She will next face Korea's An Seyoung in the quarterfinals on Friday.

This is Sindhu's first tournament since winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in August. One of India's greatest Olympians, Sindhu had taken a break to rejuvenate before making a comeback in this tournament.

Srikanth bowed out of the tournament after losing round of 16 match against Japan's Kento Momota 21-23, 9-21.

The big names from India included London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and former men's world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth.

Later in the day, Lakshya Sen lost 15-21, 7-21 to world No. 2 Viktor Axelsen while Sameer Verma beat Anders Antonsen 21-14, 21-18 from the host country in the round of 16. Verma will face Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto in the quarterfinals.

Results (Round of 16):

Men's Singles: Kidambi Srikanth lost 21-23, 9-21 to Kento Momota (JPN)

Women's Singles: P.V. Sindhu beat Busanan Ongbamrungphan (THA) 21-16, 12-21, 21-15

Men's Singles: Lakshya Sen lost 15-21, 7-21 to Viktor Axelsen (DEN)

Men's Singles: Sameer Verma beat Anders Antonsen (DEN) 21-14, 21-18

Mixed Doubles: Dhruv Kapila/N. Sikki Reddy lost 17-21, 21-19, 11-21 to Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet (HKG)

Men's Doubles: M.R. Arjun/Dhruv Kapila lost 15-21, 21-17, 12-21 to Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (INA)

Men's Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty lost 21-14, 15-21, 15-21 to Sze Fei Goh/Nur Idduddin (MAS)

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