In Korea Open Badminton Championship, World No 7, PV Sindhu and World Championships silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth kept Indian hopes alive by storming through to the women’s and men’s singles semi-finals respectively.
In the quarter-finals at Suncheon today, Kidambi Srikanth defeated Wanho Son of Korea, 21-12, 18-21, 21-12. Srikanth will face the winner of the match between Thailand’s eighth-seeded Kunlavut Vitidsarn and Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in the semi-finals.
In the women’s singles quarterfinal match, PV Sindhu beat Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan in straight sets 21-10, and 21-16. Sindhu will face the winner of the match between Japan’s Saena Kawakami and Korea’s An Seyoung in the semi-finals.