PV Sindhu brought smiles back to the Indian camp after she defeated Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-15 19-21 21-13. She continued her winning run on Thursday getting past Japan’s Aya Ohori with an easy win. The two shuttlers have faced four times before, all of which was won by the Indian. Sindhu won her fifth match against Ohori 21-17, 21-14 to reach the quarters. Saina Nehwal, though lost to China’s Chen Yufei in her match by 21-18, 21-15 and failed to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Indonesia Open Badminton Highlights:
Sindhu brought some smiles back in the Indian camp after seeing off Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-15 19-21 21-13, setting up a clash with Japan's Aya Ohori on the eve of her 23rd birthday on Thursday. In the women’s singles match, Sindhu was asked some serious questions by the 20-year-old Pornpawee, as she grabbed a slender 11-10 lead at the first interval. The Indian seemed to struggle with her timing initially but two cross court smash and a misjudgement at backline by her opponent helped Sindhu to lead 14-13. Sindhu showed great defence and seemed to have stepped up her pace as she soon moved to 19-14 and brought up five game point chances after attacking her opponent’s back hand. A disguised shot ended the opening game in Sindhu’s favour.