Denmark Open Quarterfinals: PV Sindhu shocked by Korean teenager An Se Young in straight sets

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Denmark Open Quarterfinals – PV Sindhu shocked by Korean teenager: Korea’s 8th ranked An Se Young, 19, has defeated India’s ace shuttler and double Olympic champion PV Sindhu. She won the match in straight sets of 21-11 and 21-12. Indian challenge at Denmark Open ended with Sameer Verma retiring against Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto. Sameer lost the 1st game 17-21 when he decided to throw the towel: Follow Denmark Open live updates on insidesport.in

PV Sindhu shocked by Korean teenager – Double Olympic medallist beaten 21-11, 21-12: The match lasted for just 36 minutes with Korean showcasing her full potential and athleticism on the court. The latter made hard yards with tough dives to hold on to matchpoints. She is just a couple of games away from clinching the Denmark Open title.

The reigning world champion, who had taken a break to rejuvenate after a hectic Olympics campaign, just couldn’t find a way across the attacking game of the Korean, who was always a step ahead during the contest.

An Seyoung made a superb start and took just six minutes to grab a massive seven-point lead at the break with Sindhu unable to find a crack in the Korean’s game.

The Indian tried to control the net but committed few unforced errors with the Korean showing great athleticism to return everything thrown at her.

The Korean dominated the forecourt and played some exceptional shots, including a few diving forehand returns, to lead 16-8. In the end, Sindhu netted to give 10 game points to the Korean, who sealed the opening game when the Indian erred again.

Sindhu tried to change her tactics by playing high lifts but she was not disciplined enough and after trailing 7-8 at one stage, she slipped to 8-11 at the break.

It was one-way traffic after the interval as An Seyoung jumped to 20-10 in a jiffy. Sindhu saved two match points before committing another error.

This is the second instance that PV Sindhu has lost to An Se Young in Denmark Open. The duo had earlier met each other in the round of 16 of the Denmark Open in October 2019. Sindhu had lost 14-21, 17-21.

Now India’s hopes will rely on Sameer Verma who will be in action against Tommy Sugiarto on Court 2.

Mixed doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and N Sikki Reddy also bowed out after suffering a defeat against Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet.

Sameer Verma will be facing Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the quarterfinals of men’s singles in the tournament.

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Denmark Open Quarterfinals: PV Sindhu shocked by Korean teenager An Se Young in straight sets

Game 2: An Se Young defeat PV Sindhu 21-12

The Korean teenager An Se Young continued her super show to send PV Sindhu packing. Her excellent performance guided her to the semifinals of the Denmark Open.

Game 1: Korean An Se Young beats PV Sindhu 21-11 

Korea’s An Se Young stunned Indian ace shuttler PV Sindhu in the opening game. She clinched Game 1 in a one-sided affair showing her athleticism in full force. The Korean also avoided an injury as she dived deep to win a game point against Sindhu. The latter is expected to level up as she aims to fight back in the next game.

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Se Young An

PV Sindhu’s competitor SeYoung An is a terrific form. She is heading into the contest on the back of 4 straight victories. She defeated Germany’s Yvonne Li and Evgenia Kosetskaya of Russia in straight games to set up a clash against Sindhu. While she beat Kosetskaya 21-9, 21-11, Li lost to her 12-21, 17-21.

Denmark Open Quarterfinals: PV Sindhu shocked by Korean teenager An Se Young in straight sets

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(with PTI inputs)