Singapore Open 2022 Saina Nehwal Beats China Bing Jiao To Reach Quarterfinals After Pv Sindhu And Hs Prannoy
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Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal returned to form and made a big upset at the Singapore Open. She defeated China’s number nine player Bing Xiao on Thursday (July 14). Saina cemented her place in the quarterfinals. Saina, who has won two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, has reached the quarterfinals of a Super 500 tournament for the first time in two-and-a-half years.
India’s star players PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy have confirmed their place in the quarterfinals. Saina defeated fifth seed Bing Xiao 21-19 11-21 21-17 in a three-game match. The 32-year-old player, who hails from Hyderabad, has suffered injuries for a long time. Due to this his form also got spoiled. The injury also forced him to miss the Commonwealth Games trials in April.
Saina played semi-finals only once in three years
Saina’s best performance in the last three years was in the 2021 Orléans Masters Super 100 tournament. Then she managed to reach the semi-finals. In 2020, Saina reached the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters and Barcelona Spain Masters.
Sindhu defeats Thui Lin Nguyen
India’s two-time Olympic medalist shuttler PV Sindhu defeated world No-59 Thuy Lin Nguyen of Vietnam, seeded third, in the pre-quarterfinals on Thursday. Sindhu defeated 19-21, 21-19, 21-18 in a tough match that lasted three games. At the same time, HS Prannoy also managed to make it to the last eight.
Prannoy defeated Chou Tien
At the same time, in men’s singles, World No. 19 Prannoy defeated world No. 4 and third-seeded Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei 14-21, 22-20, 21-18 in a three-game match. The match lasted for an hour and nine minutes. It was Prannoy’s second win over Chou Tien in three weeks. The 29-year-old will face Japan’s Kodai Naraoka in the quarterfinals.
Srikanth and Ashmita lost
Mithun Manjunath, who shocked Kidambi Srikanth in the last round of men’s singles, ended his journey at the Singapore Open. He was defeated 10-21, 21-18, 16-21 by Nhat Nguyen of Ireland. At the same time, India’s Ashmita Chaliha, who shocked Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan in women’s singles, also failed to make it to the next round. She was defeated by Han Yuwei of China 9-21, 13-21.