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PV Sindhu is out from the quaters, Sai Praneeth advances to the semi-finals of Japan Open,2019

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PV Sindhu lost to Akane Yamaguchi in straight games. B Sai Praneeth advanced to the semi-finals with an easy win over Tommy Sugiarto.

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PV Sindhu lost to Akane Yamaguchi 18-21 15-21 50-minute women’s singles quarterfinal match at the Japan Open badminton tournament here on Friday.

Sindhu did not get the chance to fight back. Sindhu had earlier lost to Yamaguchi in the final of Indonesia Open. With yet another loss, Sindhu now has a 10-6 head-to-head record against the Japanese.

 In a repeat of Indonesia Open final last week, PV Sindhu went down to Akane Yamaguchi in Japan Open badminton tournament quarterfinals on Friday.


Fifth-seed Sindhu, who went down in the Indonesia Open final to the Japanese, started on a good note, taking an 11-7 lead at the interval in the first game. However, Yamaguchi made a stunning comeback and went on to win the game 21-18.

In the next set also, the fourth-seeded Japanese didn’t let her foot off the peddle and made sure she didn’t give Sindhu any opportunity to take the match to the third set.

Yamaguchi showed brilliant skill-set and went on to win the game 21-15 to set up a semi-final date with China’s Chen Yu Fei.

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B Sai Praneeth continued with his good form as he advanced to the semifinals after an easy win over Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto.

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Praneeth is just one win away from assuring a medal. Sai Praneeth wrapped up the game in just 36 minutes without even wasting a single moment.

Sai Praneeth recorded a straight game 21-12 21-15 win over Sugiarto in the men’s singles quarter-final match. He next faces top-seeded Japanese Kento Momota in the semifinals.

 PV Sindhu Crashes Out, B Sai Praneeth Advances to Semi-finals

The Indian led almost all through the first set after 1-1 and the former World Championships bronze medallist Indonesian was playing a catch-up game.

The second game was a bit closer but Sai Praneeth led from the start to the end though not more than four points separated the two before the Indian reeled off three consecutive points from 18-15 to win the match.

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