Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Live Blog of Women’s Badminton Singles Quarterfinals between PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 1.
- Our correspondent Shyam Vasudevan informs from Tokyo that the delay was because of the mixed doubles ceremony. We are starting any moment now.
- It took Sindhu, the Rio Olympics silver medallist to dismantle Mia Blichfeldt in just 41 minutes to storm into the quarters. But, remember, Yamaguchi, the No. 4 seed, has also had three straight-games wins on the trot to set a date with Sindhu.
- Moments away when Sindhu and Yamaguchi will walk out for the all-important clash.
- We are just 15 minutes away from the start and this should be a cracker of a contest. Sindhu vs Yamaguchi.. Who will blink first?
- World No. 7 PV Sindhu has an 11-7 head-to-head record against the world No. 5 Yamaguchi
- Sindhu, the No.6 seed has beaten the Japanese in the All England Open quarters most recently in March this year.
- Sindhu came back a set down to win the match 16-21, 21-16, 21-19.
- Reigning world champion P V Sindhu sailed into the women’s singles quarterfinals after beating Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in straight games at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
- The 26-year-old Indian, who won a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, notched up a 21-15 21-13 win over 13th seed Blichfeldt in a 41-minute match.
- On Wednesday, Sindhu had defeated world No. 34 Hong Kong’s NY Cheung 21-9 21-16 to top Group J.
- Sindhu is the lone Indian badminton hope left in fray after the rest of the shuttlers crashed out.
Where to watch PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi quarterfinals live in India?
The PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi Tokyo Olympics badminton women’s singles quarter-finals will be telecast live on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India. Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD will broadcast Tokyo 2020 in regional languages.
Live streaming of the PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi quarter-final will be available on Sony Liv.