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Malaysia Masters 2024: PV Sindhu defeats top seed Han Yue to enter semis

Former world champion Sindhu did not participate in the Uber Cup and Thailand Open. Now making a comeback, she aims to perform well in women's singles in this BWF World Tour Super 500 badminton tournament.

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Malaysia Masters 2024: PV Sindhu defeats top seed Han Yue to enter semis

PV Sindhu stuns top-seed Han Yue to enter the Malaysia Masters semis. Image- The Hans India

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Indian badminton star PV Sindhu's winning streak continues in the Malaysia Masters 2024 badminton tournament as she enter semifinals on Friday. Two-time Olympic medalist defeated top seed Han Yue of China in the quarterfinals of the women's singles event.

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World number 15 Sindhu defeated her sixth seeded opponent 21-13, 14-21, 21-12 in the quarterfinal match that lasted 55 minutes. The Indian shuttler avenged her loss at the Badminton Asia Championships last month.

Sindhu will face Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the Malaysia Masters semi-finals. 

Sindhu boosted her morale before Paris Olympics 

PV Sindhu, who last won the Singapore Open two years ago, started aggressively and won the first game easily. The Chinese player made a comeback in the second game but Sindhu did not give her any chance in the third game. 

Sindhu, who returned from break through Malaysia Masters, has come here with the intention of boosting her morale by performing brilliantly before the Paris Olympics 2024.

Sindhu couldn't play in Thailand Open

Former world champion Sindhu did not participate in the Uber Cup and Thailand Open. Now making a comeback, she aims to perform well in women's singles in this BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament. She has not been in form since recovering from a knee injury in October last year.

Sindhu has not had the same returns as before and has lost many close matches. Earlier, she could reach the quarter-finals only in two out of six competitions. Last time she won the title in 2022 Singapore Open.

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Ashmita Chaliha lost in the quarter finals

In the other game, Ashmita Chaliha lost to sixth-seeded Zhang Yi Man in straight games of the Malaysia Masters 2024. Coming on the back of a big win over world number 10 Beiwen Zhang of the USA, Ashmita fought well against Zhang but failed to control the game. Ashmita lost 21-10,21-15.

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