Uber Cup badminton: Indian shuttlers defeat US 4-1

Bangkok: The Indian women’s badminton team sealed its place in the Uber Cup 2022 quarterfinals after registering a 4-1 win over US in their Group D tie here.

Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu got the ball rolling for India, beating the 95th ranked Jennie Gai 21-10, 21-11 in the first singles clash.

The Indian shuttler dominated the match right from the beginning and raced to a 16-4 lead in the first game. There was no looking back from there on for Sindhu as the world No. 7 sealed off the contest with ease in 26 minutes.

Thereafter, Tanisha Crasto and Treesa Jolly doubled India’s advantage with a solid 21-19, 21-10 victory over Francesca Corbett and Allison Lee. The Indian duo was trailing 5-11 in the opening game but produced a fine comeback to take the lead.

The second game was a much more straightforward affair as Crasto and Jolly cruised to a 12-0 lead before closing the match off in 34 minutes.

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