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PV Sindhu enters semifinals, Lakshya Sen exits from French Open

India’s double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu continued her spectacular run on the French Open badminton event by crusing into the ladies’s singles semifinals with a straight-game win over Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan on Friday.

Sindhu, seeded third, scripted a convincing 21-14 21-14 win over eighth seeded in 38 minutes to increase her dominating head-to-head document in opposition to the Thai to 14-1.

The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had overwhelmed Busanan at Denmark Open additionally, final week.

Sindhu, the reigning world champion, defeated Denmark’s Line Christophersen, ranked twenty fourth on the planet 21-19 21-9 on late Thursday night time to enter the quarters.

The world quantity seven Indian will now cross swords with Japan’s world quantity 15 Sayaka Takahashi within the final 4 on Saturday.

Nevertheless, younger Lakshya Sen’s superb run ended within the males’s singles quarterfinal after he misplaced 17-21 15-21 to Korea’s Heo Kwanghee in 43 minutes.

The 20-year-old from Almora had notched up a snug straight sport win over Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew to seize a spot within the final eight.

It was a scientific show by Sindhu within the quarterfinals as she zoomed to a 5-1 lead initially earlier than shifting to 11-6 on the break. She continued in the identical vein after the interval, leaping to 18-7 to finally pocket the opening sport comfortably.

The second sport turned out to be a detailed battle with Sindhu and Busanan partaking in a fierce battle. Nevertheless, Sindhu broke off at 8-8 to seize a two-point benefit on the interval.

Sindhu as soon as once more stepped up after the break to climb to 16-10 and 20-12. Busanan saved two match factors earlier than Sindhu sealed the competition.

On Thursday, males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, seeded fifth, beat MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila 15-21 21-10 21-19 in an all-Indian conflict to succeed in the quarterfinals.

The duo will meet fourth seeded Malaysian pair of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik subsequent.

Males’s singles participant Sourabh Verma, nonetheless, bowed out of the competitors after dropping 12-21 9-21 to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto within the second spherical.

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