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.

  • 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…

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