Thailand Open 2022: PV Sindhu beats Japan's Akane Yamaguchi; storms into semis

By Shefali Kohli -- May 20, 2022 5:13 pm

Bangkok [Thailand], May 20: Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the Thailand Open 2022 by beating Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-finals of the event in Bangkok on Friday.

Playing in court 1, Sindhu won the match by a margin of 21-15, 20-22, 21-13.

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Sindhu dominated the first game, winning it by 21-15. However, the Japanese bounced back in the second game, winning it 20-22. Sindhu had the last laugh, winning the final game by 21-13.

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On Thursday, two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu defeated Yu Jin Sim of South Korea in straight games in the second round match of the Thailand Open in the women's singles category to secure a place in the quarter finals of the tournament.

Earlier on Thursday, Indian shuttler Malvika Bansod crashed out losing to Denmark's Line Christophersen in the second round of the women's singles category losing 16-21, 21-14, 21-14.

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Meanwhile, in the men's singles playing on court 4, India's ace shuttler HS Prannoy suffered a defeat against Malaysia's Liew Daren 17-21 in the first game of the match. The second game of the match saw HS Prannoy prevailing over Daren by 21-15 to force the decider. However, in the last game, Malaysian completely dominated Prannoy to win 21-15.

-PTC News


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