Defending champion PV Sindhu defeated her Thai opponent Pornpawee Chochuwong, ranked three places below her, 21-14 21-18 in the pre-quarterfinal match that lasted 48 minutes.
World number seven and defending champion PV Sindhu took just 24 minutes to Slovakia's Martina Repiska, while Lakshya Sen prevailed over Japanese Kenta Nishimoto.
Kidambi Srikanth, seeded 12th, got better of Spain's Pablo Abian 21-12, 21-16 in the ongoing BWF World Championships 2021. The Indian will next face Chinese Li Shi Feng in the second round.
PV Sindhu has been in impressive form. She claimed her second silver medal at the season-ending World Tour Finals after three successive semifinal finishes at the French Open, Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open.
PV Sindhu will start her title defense at BWF World Championships 2021 against Martika Repiska in the second round. Get here the live streaming details of BWF World Championships 2021.
Under Mulyo Handoyo, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Praneeth combined to win five Super Series titles in 2017. Tan Kim Her is responsible for the rise of India's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's at the top level.
Carolina Marin became the second high-profile badminton player to pull out of the BWF World Championships 2021 after Japanese Kento Momota. Marin had also missed the Tokyo Olympics earlier in the year.
PV Sindhu, the reigning world champion and two-time Olympic medallist, went down to Korean 19-year-old An Seyoung 16-21, 12-21 in the 39-minute lop-sided clash. She will be in action at World Championships next.
Catch the highlights of the BWF World Tour Finals 2021 match between India's PV Sindhu and Korea's Au Seyoung in Bali, Indonesia. This was Sindhu's third final in this year-ending event.
PV Sindhu has been in fine form after picking up a bronze in the Tokyo Olympics. She had reached the semifinals in her last three events - French Open, Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open - before coming into the BWF World Tour Finals.
PV Sindhu, the reigning world champion, will take on top seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in her last group match. But Kidambi Srikanth jeopardised his chances of making it to the knockout stage.
In the women's singles category two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu is seeded sixth while Kidambi Srikant has been ranked 12th in the men's singles. The badminton World Championships will start on December 12 in Spain.
While PV Sindhu defeated Denmark’s Line Christophersen 21-14, 21-16, Kidambi Srikanth got better of Toma Junior Popov 21-14, 21-16 in the men's singles match of Badminton World Tour Finals.
It is Sindhu's third final appearance in the season-ending BWF World Tour finals. She had won the title in 2018 to become the only Indian to achieve the feat. Watch Sindhu vs Seyoung live.
The only Indian to win the prestigious title in 2018, reigning world champion PV Sindhu was a finalist at the BWF World Tour Finals the year before and she will look for another good outing.
The world No.11 duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty qualified for the season-ending Badminton World Tour Finals after Japanese Akira Koga and Taichi Saito lost in the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event semifinals.
PV Sindhu's wait for first BWF title in 2021 continues. PV Sindhu lost to World No.8 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-15, 9-21, 14-21 in the semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament.
PV Sindhu, seeded third, came from a game down to defeat Sim Yujin 14-21, 21-19, 21-14 in the women’s singles quarterfinal in an Indonesia Open tie in Bali lasting an hour and six minutes.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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