Updated News Around the World

Splendid Sindhu!

Premier Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth continued their impressive run and registered dominant victories to enter the semi-finals of their respective events at the Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament here on Friday. 

While reigning world champion Sindhu, seeded third, scripted a convincing 21-13, 21-10 win over Turkey’s Neslihan Yigit in 35 minutes in the women’s singles quarter-finals, Srikanth made short work of compatriot HS Prannoy 21-7, 21-18 in the men’s last eight fixture. 

Head-to-head record

With the win the two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu extended her dominating head-to-head record against the Turkish shuttler to 4-0. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad, ranked seven, had beaten Yigit last month as well in the Denmark Open.

K Srikanth

In the men’s event, former World No. 1 Srikanth was at his vintage best and gave away just 7 points in a lop-sided first game. The second game was more evenly matched as Prannoy, who claimed an upset win over Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Victor Axelsen earlier, made a strong recovery. 

Aggressive start

Prannoy started the proceedings aggressively, racing to a 5-2 lead but Srikanth came from behind to snatch the lead at the mid-game interval.

Having gained momentum, the former world No. 1 then extended his lead to 15-12 and despite Prannoy levelling the proceedings once again, Srikanth sealed the match to reach his second consecutive semifinals. 

He will now take on either Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn or Denmark’s Anders Antonsen, who is seeded third, in the semifinals. Sindhu will face top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.

Also Read: Sindhu eyes podium finish

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! NewsUpdate is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.