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India Open 2022: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen advance into semi-finals

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India Open 2022: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen advance into semi-finals

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the continued India Open 2022, which is a part of the BWF World Tour event collection. On the opposite hand, Lakshya Sen defeated shuttler HS Prannoy 14-21, 21-9, 21-14 to make it to the semi-finals. Sindhu defeated Ashmita Chaliha in straight units of 21-7, 21-18 in a match that lasted for 36 minutes.

The 26-year-old from Hyderabad arrange a ladies’s singles final 4 conflict with Thailand’s sixth seed Supanida Katethong, who entered the semifinals after third-seeded Yeo Jia Min of Singapore pulled out of the event as a consequence of “high fever”.Sen seeded third, will sq. off in opposition to both Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong or Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen within the semifinals.In the opposite ladies’s semifinal, Aakarshi Kashyap will face second-seeded Thai Busanan Ongbamrungphan after the Indian notched up a 21-12 21-15 win over compatriot Malvika Bansod on Friday.Busanan trounced USA’s Lauren Lam 21-12 21-8 in one other last-eight conflict.The final time Sindhu was up in opposition to Chaliha, on the 83rd Yonex-Sunrise Senior National Championship in 2019, the teen from Assam had produced a spirited efficiency.On Friday, Chaliha took time to get into the groove and put up a very good battle within the second recreation however could not cease Sindhu from strolling away with the match.Sindhu got here out all weapons blazing within the opening recreation, leaping to a 11-5 lead on the interval after which reeling off the final 10 factors to earn the bragging rights.Chaliha gave a greater account of herself within the second recreation as she tied 9-9 earlier than Sindhu managed a slender one-point benefit on the break. Sindhu zoomed to 15-11 however Chaliha once more clawed her means again to 15-15.Thereafter, Sindhu switched gears and grabbed 4 match factors. Chaliha saved two match factors earlier than Sindhu closed out the match.In the lads’s singles, Sen and Prannoy engaged in a battle of supremacy with the previous dominating the proceedings initially to safe a 6-2 lead.Prannoy, who had reached the quarterfinals on the final world championships, acquired his act collectively in time to show the tables at 12-10 after which zoomed from 15-14 to pocket the opening recreation.Sen roared again into the competition within the second recreation as he ran up an enormous 12-5 lead and did not look again from that time, as Prannoy crumbled.In the decider, Prannoy took the initiative early, opening up a 6-1 benefit however he could not maintain it as Sen moved to 11-9 on the interval after which pocketed 9 of the following 11 factors to seal the match in his favour.The males’s doubles pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Sai Pratheek Ok minimize a sorry determine in opposition to Malaysian third seeds Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi, shedding 7-21 7-21 in simply 19 minutes.In the combined doubles, the Indian pairing of Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan, seeded eighth, have been no match for Malaysian mixture of Chen Tang Jie and Peck Yen Wei, happening 10-21 13-21 in simply 23 minutes.Another Indian pair of Nithin HV and Ashwini Bhat Ok misplaced 15-21 19-21 to Singapore’s Hee Yong Kai Terry and Tan Wei Han to bow out of the USD 400,000 occasion. PTI ATK AH