India's Olympic medalist shuttler PV Sindhu of India defeated Chinese Taipei's Wen Chi Hsu in the Arctic Open 2023 women's singles round of 16 match on Thursday at the Vantaa Energia Areena in Finland, storming to the quarterfinals. PV Sindhu, ranked 13th in the world, won the match with a 21-11, 21-10 scoreline, her third victory over the world No. 22 shuttler in as many matches. The two competitors clashed at the Asian Games round of 32, where the Indian shuttler again triumphed in straight games, as per Olympics.com. Kidambi Srikanth Beats Germany’s Max Weisskirchen, Kiran George Defeats France’s Toma Junior Popov To Reach Men’s Singles Pre-Quarterfinals at Arctic Open 2023.
Sindhu will play Vietnam's Thuy Linh Nguyen in the quarter-finals of the BWF Super 500 event on Friday. While Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa faced a 21-19, 21-16 defeat against the French pair of Margot Lambert and Anne Tran. Aakarshi Kashyap, meanwhile, lost to the fifth-seeded Wang Zhi Yi of China later in the day. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty Become First Indian Men’s Doubles Pair To Attain No 1 Spot in BWF Rankings After Gold Medal in Asian Games 2023.
The Indian challenge also ended in men's singles. Kidambi Srikanth's losing streak against Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan continued as he lost the round of 16 contest 21-15, 21-12. Kiran George, meanwhile, lost 21-10, 22-20 to fourth-seeded Lu Guang Zu of China. The Artic Open is taking place from October 10-15.
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