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Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu seals come-from-behind victory over Clara Azurmendi to reach quarterfinal

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Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu enters quarter-finals after hard-fought win Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu enters quarter-finals after hard-fought win

India's double Olympic medallist superstar PV Sindhu reached the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament on Thursday after three hard-fought games against her opponent from Spain. Sindhu, who is seeded third, took 47 minutes to record a 17-21, 21-7, 21-12 win over Spain's Clara Azurmendi in the women's singles second-round clash.

The two-time Olympic medallist will now lock horns with world no 30 unseeded Turkish shuttler Neslihan Yigit in the quarterfinals. Sindhu has a 3-0 head-to-head record against the Turkish.

However, it was curtains for young Lakshya Sen in the men's singles event and the mixed doubles pairing of Dhruv Kapila and N Sikki Reddy.

The 20-year-old Lakshya, who had reached the semi-finals at Hylo Open Super 500 and the final of the Dutch Open recently, went down 13-21 19-21 to the top seed and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan in a 46-minute clash.

Kapila and Sikki, on the other hand, lost a hard-fought 15-21 23-21 18-21 battle to the Thai duo of Supak Jomkoh and Supissara Paewsampran in the second round mixed doubles match.

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