India women’s badminton team reach Uber Cup quarterfinals with a 4-1 thrashing of USA

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The Indian women’s badminton team marked a one-sided 4-1 domination over United States to make it to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Uber Cup tournament currently taking place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

Coming from a 4-1 win over Canada in their opening group D clash, the Indian shuttlers repeated another superb performance over the USA team to ensure a top two spot in the group, ensuring their quarterfinals berth.

P V Sindhu marked India’s first victory on Tuesday with a 21-10, 21-11 rout of Jennie Gai, followed by the Tanisha Crasto-Treesa Jolly duo defeating Francesca Corbett and Allison Lee 21-19, 21-10. Aakashi Kashyap marked India’s third win for the day, defeating Esther Shi 21-18, 21-11.

The pair of Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker did not have their day as the young duo fell flat against Lauren Lam and Kodi Tang Lee in a back and forth 12-21, 21-17, 13-21 clash. Ashmita Chaliha marked India’s fourth triumph with a 21-18, 21-13 win over Natalie Chi.

The two-time bronze medallist contingent is now set to take on Korea on Wednesday to wrap up the group stage. The men’s counterpart have also sealed their entry into the knockout stage of Thomas Cup with back to back 5-0 whitewashing of Germany and Canada.

The 2022 Thomas and Uber cup are taking place from 8th to 15th May.

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