Sindhu Enters Hong Kong Super Series Semi-final

Erica Murray
November 25, 2017

But Sindhu levels the match at 18-18 and then from there, it was no stopping the Indian.

The resistance was short-lived as PV Sindhu was able to wrap up the match quickly and will now face either Akane Yamaguchi or Sayaka Sato in the quarterfinals of the competition.

The only Indian left in the tournament, the second seeded Sindhu took 37 minutes to beat World No.2 Akane 21-12, 21-19 in the quarterfinals at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Sindhu was in supreme form and maintained a lead right from the start. But the second game witnessed a close encounter and the Japanese girl dominated after leading 8-7.

On the other hand, World No.6 Ratchanok has never reached the final here, her best performance being the semis in 2015, while Sindhu finished runner-up in the tournament a year ago as she lost the summit clash in straight games to Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei.

Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon defeated Michelle Li of Canada on Friday to move on to the semi-finals of the US$400,000 BWF Hong Kong Open badminton tournament.

Sindhu, who has slipped to No. 3 in the world rankings, defeated Ohori 21-14, 21-17 in a second round match that lasted 39 minutes. It was their first-ever meeting. The players met for the first time.

In men's singles, shuttler HS Prannoy had lost 11-21, 21-10, 21-15 to Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in the second round to exit from the event. He squandered three match points to slump to a 21-15, 9-21, 20-22 defeat to the World No. 52 Lee Dong Keun of Korea.

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