File photograph of PV Sindhu© AFP
Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu superior to the semifinals of the Malaysia Masters Tremendous 500 match with a hard-fought win over Yi Man Zhang of China within the ladies’s singles right here on Friday. Double Olympic medallist Sindhu, seeded sixth within the match, beat lower-ranked Zhang 21-16, 13-21, 22-20 in a quarterfinal match that lasted one hour and 14 minutes. World quantity 13 Sindhu avenged her round-of-32 loss to Zhang, ranked 18th, within the All England Open earlier this yr. She had additionally overwhelmed her Chinese language opponent in the identical match final yr.
Sindhu faces seventh seed and world quantity 9 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia within the semifinals on Saturday. Tunjung upset second seed Yi Zhi Wang of China within the quarterfinals 21-18, 22-20.
Tunjung has been in positive kind lately and Sindhu had misplaced to her within the Madrid Spain Masters remaining in straight video games in April.
Sindhu will, nonetheless, go into the semifinals with a 7-1 head-to-head benefit over Tunjung.
Within the males’s singles, nonetheless, Kidambi Srikanth misplaced to Indonesian qualifier Christian Adinata 21-16, 16-21, 11-21 in 57 minutes within the quarterfinals to bow out of the match.
HS Prannoy can be up in opposition to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in one other males’s singles quarterfinals later within the day.
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