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India Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu ‘SHOCKED’ in Semis by little known Supanida, Lakshya clinches finals berth: Follow LIVE Updates

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India Open Badminton LIVE – Sindhu vs Katethong LIVE: India’s badminton queen PV Sindhu has suffered a shock defeat in the Semifinals of India Open. Top seed Sindhu was beaten in 3 games by unherald & little known Supanida Katethong of Thailand. Follow Insidesport.in for all India Open LIVE Updates.

Sindhu unexpectedly lost the 1st game 14-21 but came back to draw parity by winning the 2nd by 21-13. The 3rd and final game turned out to be a real shocker for Sindhu as Thai players completely stunned her by winning the game and match at 21-10.

India Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu ‘SHOCKED’ in Semis by little known Supanida, Lakshya clinches finals berth: Follow LIVE Updates

Earlier Lakshya Sen clinched a finals berth in his maiden India Open appearance as he beat NG Tze Yong in the semis on Saturday. Lakshya had conceded the 1st game to the World No.60 but bounced back to clinch a 19-21, 21-16, 21-12 win.

Indians in Action – Indian Open Semifinals LIVE

  • Lakshya Sen beat 19-21 21-16 21-12
  • Aakarshi Kashyap lose to Busanan Ongbamrungphan  24-26, 9-21
  • Satwik / Chirag BEAT Fabien Delrue / William Villeger 21-10, 21-18
  • PV Sindhu lost to Supanida Katethong LIVE in progress 14-21, 21-13, 10-21

India Open 2022 Semi-finals LIVE: PV Sindhu to face off against Supanida Katethong; Lakshya takes on NG Tze Yong – Follow LIVE Updates

Also Read: India Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen seals comeback win over HS Prannoy; PV Sindhu seals semi-final berth: Follow Quarterfinals LIVE Updates

Women’s singles semifinal – PV Sindhu vs Supanida Katethong LIVE

Game 1: Supanida Katethong takes game 1 wins 21-14 against PV Sindhu

Sindhu vs Katethong LIVE: Top seed Sindhu, a former world champion, took 36 minutes to get the better of 21-year-old Chaliha 21-7, 21-18 and set up a last-four clash with Thailand’s Supanida Katethong, seeded sixth. Chaliha took time to get into the groove and put up a good fight in the second game but couldn’t stop Sindhu from walking away with the match. Sindhu came out all guns blazing in the opening game, before keeping her composure in the second to seal the tie.

Katethong entered the semifinals after the third-seeded Yeo Jia Min of Singapore pulled out of the tournament due to “high fever”. The duo have previously met in their careers, with Sindhu clinching a straight-sets win at the Indonesia Masters.

Women’s singles semifinal – Aakarshi Kashyap lose to Busanan Ongbamrungphan  24-26, 9-21

Young Aakarshi Kashyap lost her Women Singles Semifinals to World No. 12 Busanan Ongbamrungphan. Aakarshi missed 5 games points in the first set and lost the game 24-26.

The secong game was a complete one sided affair as the Indian lost 9-21 to bow out of her first BWF Semifinals.

Earlier Kashyap had sealed her place in the semi-finals with a stunning win over fellow Indian shuttler Malvika Bansod.

Malvika shocked Saina Nehwal in the second round but couldn’t do the same against Kashyap 21-12, 21-15 in a match that lasted 46 minutes.

India Open 2022 Semi-finals LIVE: PV Sindhu to face off against Supanida Katethong; Lakshya takes on NG Tze Yong – Follow LIVE Updates

Men’s singles semi-finals – Lakshya Sen beat NG Tze Yong LIVE

Lakshya Sen in Finals: World championship bronze medallist Lakshya Sen entered his maiden World Tour Super 500 summit clash on Saturday with a come-from-behind win over Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open.

Third seed Sen, ranked 17 in the world, will face reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the summit clash on Sunday in a repeat of Dutch Open final last year.

The 20-year-old from Almora, who had joined his mentor Prakash Padukone, B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth as a medallist at the World championships last month, notched up a 19-21 21-16 21-12 win over the world number 60 Yong in a thrilling semifinal clash.

“It is a good feeling to play my first super 500 final at my home country. The first game was pretty close, I did some errors which cost me. But I kept my calm in the second and third game and managed to pull out,” Sen said after the match.

Loh, seeded fifth, was given a walkover in the other semi-finals by Canada’s Brian Yang after developing a sore throat and headache.

Sen will be itching to set the record straight after losing the Dutch Open final to Loh. Overall, the duo has a 2-2 head-to-head record with Sen losing two of the last three meetings.

“Both of us are playing well, it will be a good match tomorrow and I am really looking forward to playing him,” Sen said about his final clash.

Both shuttlers showed their attacking prowess during the last four clash

India Open 2022 Semi-finals LIVE: PV Sindhu to face off against Supanida Katethong; Lakshya takes on NG Tze Yong – Follow LIVE Updates

Sen vs Loh Kean in Men’s Singles Finals: In the other men’s singles semifinal, world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore advanced to the final after his opponent Brian Yang withdrew after reporting sore throat and headache in the morning.

 

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