Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s singles competition after defeating Korea’s Kim Hyo Min in the second round of the World Championship in Glasgow on Tuesday. Sindhu, who twice won bronze medals at the 2013 and 2014 editions, notched up a 21-16 21-14 win over Kim in a 49-minute match, to extend her head-to-head record against the Korean to 4-1 in five meetings.
07:20 pm: Brilliant start to her campaign as she gets a dominating win! PV Sindhu advances at the World Championships with a 21-16 21-14 win over Kim Hyo Min
07:09 pm: At the break in the second game, Sindu leads Kim Hyo Min 11-8. The Korean is offering little resistance to Sindhu.
07:05 pm: Sindhu maintaining the five point lead against her Korean opponent. She now leads 10-5 in the second game
07:00 pm: Not the most ideal start for Sindhu but she still continues to lead. She has taken a 5-3 lead in the second game
06:55 pm: It took a bit longer than expected but Sindhu has managed to pocket the first game against Kim Hyo Min 21-16
06:50 pm: Sindhu continues to dominate despite all the hard work from the Korean. The Indian now leads 19-13 in the first game
06:45 pm: Good going for Sindhu so far! Though the Korean is trying to make a comeback, Sindhu is still continues to lead 14-8
06:40 pm: Kim Hyo Min tries to make a comeback but Sindhu firmly in control as she goes to the break leading 11-5
06:39 pm: What a start from PV Sindhu! She has raced to a 8-0 lead against Korea’s Kim Hyo. Brilliant stuff from the Indian
06:30 pm: PV Sindhu will be in action now against Korea’s Kim Hyo Min in her first match of the World Championships
06:25 pm: One of the biggest upsets in badminton! Brice Leverdez of France has eliminated Lee Chong Wei after his first match. The Malaysian loses 19-21 24-22 17-21
06:00 pm: Lee Chong Wei makes a brilliant comeback to force a decider in the match against Leverdez by winning the second game 24-22.
05:45 pm: B Sai Praneeth continues India’s winning run in the singles. He makes a comeback to beat Wei Nan 21-18 21-17 to advance
05:34 pm: Not easy for Wei Nan. Praneeth is once again making a comeback and has levelled the game at 15-15. Tight one this.
05:30 pm: Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy, playing against India’s Prajakta Sawant and Malaysia’s Yogendran Khrishnan in mixed doubles win the first game 21-12 in dominating fashion
05:20 pm: Wei Nan making a comeback in the second game. He leads 11-9 against Sai Praneeth.
05:10 pm: A brilliant recovery from Sai Praneeth through his stroke play to win the first game against Wei Nan 21-18. Super stuff from the Indian
05:00 pm: After trailing initially, Sai Praneeth has drawn level with Wei Nan. They are tied 13-13 in the first game
04:45 pm: India’s Sai Praneeth will be up against Hong Kong’s Wei Nan for a place in the next round
03:45 pm: A defeat to start the day’s proceedings for India. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa provide a tough fight but go down battling 17-21, 21-18, 5-21 to Chinese pairing of Yilyu Wang and Dongping Huang