PV Sindhu created history on Thursday as she became the first women’s singles shuttler ever to reach at least the quarter-finals of the BWF World Championships in each of her first six appearances in prestigious tournament. Sindhu came up with a dominant display against 9th seed Beiwen Zhang of USA in ther Round of 16 meeting.
Sindhu became the 2nd Indian shuttler after Sai Praneeth to reach the quarter-finals of the ongoing edition of world championships in Basel. Praneeth had come up with an impressive show earlier in the day to beat 6th seed Anthony Ginting in straight games in the men’s singles Round of 16.
On the other hand, there was disappointment for 7th seed Kidambi Srikanth as he was blown away in his Round of 16 outing by lower-ranked Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand.