French Open Badminton 2021: PV Sindhu cruises to semis
Indian badminton star PV Sindhu cruised into the semi-finals of the women's singles at the French Open 2021. She defeated Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-14, 21-14 on Friday.
The two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu will face off world No. 15 Sayaka Takahashi of Japan for a place in the final on Saturday.
In the quarterfinal challenge against world No. 13 Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Sindhu has taken over in just 16 minutes and placed in the third position.
And although the Thai upped her challenge in the second game, Sindhu came back powerfully to wrap up the match in 38 minutes.
Tokyo Olympians and world No. 10 partner Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lost their quarter-final contest against Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia.
The fifth-seeded Indian duo put up a spirited performance against the fourth seeds and even won the first game. But the Malaysians fought back in the next two to win the match 21-18, 18-21, 17-21.
India's lone remaining representative in the men's singles, Lakshya Sen's campaign ended in the quarter-finals too. He went down 21-17, 21-15 to Heo Kwanghee of South Korea.