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PV Sindhu Beats Pornpawee Chochuwong To Enter BWF World Championships Quarters

PV Sindhu defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-14, 21-18 and will face top seed and World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying next.
PV Sindhu at the BWF World Championships

PV Sindhu celebrates her win over Pornpawee Chochuwong in the pre-quarterfinals of the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain, on Thursday.

Defending champion PV Sindhu reached the quarterfinals of the women's singles segment at the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain, on Thursday. She beat Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 21-14, 21-18 in the pre-quarterfinal match that lasted 48 minutes. With the win, 

Sindhu faces top seed and World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei next. Ying beat Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 21-10, 19-21, 21-11, in the quarterfinals. 

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In her match against the World No. 10, Sindhu took an early 5-1 lead but Chochuwong rallied to narrow the gap to 5-4 and then to 10-9. The Indian zoomed ahead from there on as she made it 15-10 and then 19-11 to pocket the first game.

The second game was a tighter affair though.

Sindhu began on the front foot with a 3-0 lead. She led 11-6 at the change of ends and the second half saw some long rallies with the Thai player winning a few of them.

The Indian double Olympic medallist was leading 16-10 but Chochuwong made a comeback, reducing the gap to 18-15 and then to 19-18.

Sindhu won a crucial point after a long rally to make it 20-18 before winning the second game and the match. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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