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Thailand Open Badminton Quarterfinals LIVE: PV Sindhu seals SEMIFINAL berth, beats Akane Yamugachi 21-15, 20-22, 21-13 in thriller

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Thailand Open Badminton Quarterfinals LIVE – PV Sindhu in Semifinals: PV Sindhu was at her very best on Friday as she sealed a stunning win over Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi. Forced into a decider, Sindhu kept her cool and dished out a masterclass to keep India’s campaign alive. The World No. 7 will now face China’s Chen Yu Fei in the semifinals. Follow Thailand Open Badminton LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

Thailand Open Badminton Quarterfinals LIVE: PV Sindhu seals SEMIFINAL berth, beats Akane Yamugachi 21-15, 20-22, 21-13 in thriller

  • Game 1: Sindhu beats Yamaguchi 21-15
  • Game 2: Yamaguchi beats Sindhu 22-20
  • Game 3: Sindhu takes Game 3 21-15, to seal semi-final spot.

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Thailand Open Badminton Quarterfinals LIVE: PV Sindhu seals SEMIFINAL berth, beats Akane Yamugachi 21-15, 20-22, 21-13 in thriller

PV Sindhu in Semifinals: PV Sindhu boosted her hopes of a second title this year after a stunning win over World No.1 Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-finals. The Indian ace, seeded fourth for the Thailand Open, showcased her class as she kept her Japanese opponent at bay in a three-set thriller.

Sindhu started well but Yamaguchi was quick to seal the advantage, leading 11-8 heading into the break. However, the two-time Olympic medallist bounced back in style with a series of winners to take the lead and eventually the game.

Thailand Open Badminton Quarterfinals LIVE: PV Sindhu seals SEMIFINAL berth, beats Akane Yamugachi 21-15, 20-22, 21-13 in thriller

Sindhu continued her dominance in Game 2, but Yamaguchi proved to be a tough opponent, mounting a late fightback to eventually go level on points. In an intense finish. the World No.1 prevailed 22-20 to force a decider for a place in the semi-finals.

Having conceded Game 2, Sindhu was in no mood for letting her guard down as he was on the hunt for points, in a freakishly dominant final game. Yamaguchi struggled to find answers as the Indian badminton queen raced to seal the match in a rather comfortable manner.

Sindhu will now face China’s Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei in the semifinals.

Thailand Open Badminton Quarterfinals LIVE: PV Sindhu seals SEMIFINAL berth, beats Akane Yamugachi 21-15, 20-22, 21-13 in thriller

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