All England: Lakshya and Sindhu in final eight


Lakshya Sen on Thursday grew to become the youngest Indian male shuttler to achieve the All England Championship quarterfinals, the place Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu joined him with a straightforward win within the second spherical.

Sindhu, the reigning World champion, recorded a dominant 21-8, 21-8 win over Denmark’s Line Christophersen in 25 minutes. Sindhu will tackle Japan’s third seed Akane Yamaguchi for a spot within the semifinals.

Earlier, the 19-year-old Lakshya noticed off France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-18, 21-16 to arrange a conflict with Dutchman Mark Caljouw.

Nonetheless, it was curtains for H.S. Prannoy and B. Sai Praneeth. Prannoy couldn’t discover his means throughout World No. 1 Kento Momota, happening 15-21, 14-21 earlier than Praneeth squandered a first-game benefit to lose 21-15, 12-21, 12-21 to second seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.

Additionally ousted had been the blended doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa.

In the meantime on Wednesday, Saina Nehwal was pressured to concede her opening match after struggling an damage. Saina, troubled by her proper thigh, stop whereas trailing Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 8-21, 4-10.

The outcomes:

Males: Second spherical: Lakshya Sen bt Thomas Rouxel (Fra) 21-18 21-16; Kento Momota (Jpn) bt H.S. Prannoy 21-15, 21-14; Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt B. Sai Praneeth 15-21, 21-12, 21-12.

First spherical: B. Sai Praneeth bt Toma Junior Popov (Fra) 21-18, 22-20; Lakshya bt Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Tha) 21-18, 21-12; Sameer Verma bt Ygor Coelho (Bra) 21-11, 21-19.

Girls: Second spherical: P.V. Sindhu bt Line Christophersen (Den) 21-8, 21-8; First spherical: Mia Blichfeldt (Den) bt Saina Nehwal 21-8, 10-4 retd.;

Doubles: First spherical: Alexandra Boje & Mette Poulsen (Den) bt J. Meghana & Poorvisha S. Ram 21-10, 21-15.

Combined doubles: First spherical: Yuki Kaneko & Misaki Matsutomo (Jpn) bt Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Ashwini Ponnappa 21-19, 21-9; Rasmus Espersen & Christine Busch (Den) bt Pranaav Jerry Chopra & N. Sikki Reddy 21-15, 21-17.

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