PV Sindhu beat Han Yu in a thriller to reach the semifinals

Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu beats Han Yu to reach semifinals in thriller- Double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu overcomes a formidable challenge…

Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu beats Han Yu in thriller to reach semi-finals

Double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu overcame a strong competition from her Chinese rival Han Yue in a battle that lasted over an hour to book her semi-final berth in the Singapore Open Super 500 tournament here on Friday. Follow Singapore Open live updates on InsideSport.IN

The world No. 7 had a tough start in the first game as Hahn was clinical with his placement and drew first blood, but the Indian came back strongly to win the second and seal the issue 17-21 21-11 21-19. In a contest lasting 62 minutes.

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Sindhu now leads 3-0 in the head-to-head against China. This is Sindhu’s first semi-final appearance since the Thailand Open in May and it remains to be seen if she manages to do so in their last event. Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu beats Han Yu in thriller to reach semifinals
Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu beats Han Yu in thriller to reach semifinals

Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu beats Han Yu in thriller to reach semifinals

Sindhu will next face unseeded Saina Kawakami, the Japanese world number 38, who upset Thailand’s sixth seed Parnpawi Chochuong 21-17 21-19.

Two other Indians – veterans Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy – are also vying for a last-four berth in the tournament and will be in action later in the day.

The world number 19 had an easy first game after racing to 11-9 at the interval as Sindhu struggled with her defence.

The Indians bounced back in the second and took a three-point lead into midgame.

Sindhu extended her lead with a perfect cross-court winner and won the second game by seven points.

Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu beats Han Yu in thriller to reach semifinals

It turned out to be a thriller in the end as Sindhu, who found herself trailing in familiar territory at 8-11 and then 9-14, produced some brilliant rallies.

Sindhu showed great resilience to come back and took five straight points to level it at 14. It became 19-all before Sindhu sealed it in her favour.

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