Sindhu beats former World No.1at the Badminton Asia Championships

Rising Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu added another feather to her cap after defeating former World No.1 Shixian Wang of China at the Badminton Asia Championships here Thursday.

Published: 18th April 2013 04:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2013 04:34 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

Rising Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu added another feather to her cap after defeating former World No.1 Shixian Wang of China at the Badminton Asia Championships here Thursday.

In the process, the 17-year-old progressed to the women's singles quarter-finals of the continental event.

It took Sindhu a marathon effort to beat the third seeded Chinese 15-21, 21-14, 22-20 in their first ever encounter which lasted one hour and two minutes at the Taipei Arena. The Hyderabadi will next face Japanese seventh seed Eriko Hirose, who has beaten Sindhu in their only meeting so far.

Meanwhile, city-mate and fourth seed Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the third round after beating local lad Han Chou Chu 21-17, 21-19 for the first time in their first clash in 31 minutes. Kashyap is set to face 15th seeded Chinese Huan Gao later in the day to try and improve his 1-1 record and progress to the quarters.

However, it was the end of the road for B. Sai Praneeth, who lost his second-round match against Chinese sixth seed Zhengming Wang 15-21, 16-21 in 36 minutes.

India's doubles campaign also came to an end as Pradnya Gadre and Ashwini Ponnappa lost their women's doubles match against Hong Kong pairing of Lok Yan Poon and Ying Suet Tse 15-21, 11-21 in 26 minutes.

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