World No 7 got off to another good start and dominated her Japanese rival in the early exchanges. Using her height well to create angles, Sindhu sealed the first game without much challenge.
With this win, Sindhu assured herself of a medal in the continental individual championships, which is making a return after a gap of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Srikanth, seeded fifth, started the match well and led for most of the first game but the world No. 8 Cristie flipped the script right at the end to take the lead.
The much-awaited 2022 Odisha Open, a Badminton World Federation (BWF) event will kick off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack from January 25 (tomorrow).
Earlier, the men's singles final between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout was declared a 'No Match' after one of the finalists tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, India suffered another setback in men's singles when sixth seed Sameer Verma had to withdraw from the event with an injury.
Sindhu played a good rally to log her first points with a cross-court return. She tried to narrow the gap by engaging her rival in rallies but An Seyoung was quick on her feet and showed better anticipation to always keep her nose ahead.
Olympic medalist PV Sindhu was the chief guest of the 58th Convocation Ceremony of IIT Madras.
In the second game, Sindhu had a brief lead before Yamaguchi dominated her rival all throughout to seal the issue in her favour.
Sindhu dominated the next game as she took an early lead and built on it to go 15-4 up, winning 10 consecutive points during the game. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad, who won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in August to add to the silver she bagged in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, won the second game 21-7, capitalising on the first game point.
The pint-sized weightlifter from Manipuri lifted the spirits of the entire nation as she ended a 21-year wait for a medal in weightlifting, clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category.
Sindhu etched her name among the all-time greats after winning badminton's women's singles bronze medal to add to the silver she won at Rio de Janeiro five years back
It is Sindhu's second medal at the Olympics after she won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also becomes the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.
This is Sindhu's 14th loss to the Taiwanese second seed in 19 meetings, having also lost to her in the last three face-offs.
Sindhu will next face the winner of the other quarterfinal between Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying.
Sindhu will next face the winner of the match between Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Korea's Kim Gaeun.
Sindhu dominates Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16 to advance into the Round of 16 Knockout stage
Sindhu sealed the first game in her favour when Polikarpova missed a shot.
Sindhu, who had lost to Spain's Carolina Marin in the 2016 Olympics final, has been clubbed in an easy Group J, also comprising Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi.
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