Badminton: Sindhu bows out in semis of Indonesia Masters – Bali News

The reigning world champion wasn’t at her standard greatest and misplaced 13-21 9-21 in a one-sided contest that lasted for simply 32 minutes.

The two-time Olympic medallist struggled with holding her returns in proper from the beginning and he or she by no means recovered from an early deficit. On the opposite hand, Yamaguchi bought an amazing dip on her pictures, usually catching Sindhu out on the web and because the Japanese shuttler registered a cushty win.

This was Sindhu’s first loss to Akane in 2021. She had earlier crushed Yamaguchi in the All England Open quarter-finals and through her bronze-medal run at Tokyo 2020.

The Japanese will now face South Korea’s An Seyoung or Phittayaporn Chaiwan of Thailand as she chases her third World Tour title of 2021.

This was additionally Sindhu’s second-straight loss in the semis at a World Tour occasion, having misplaced to Sayaka Takahashi on the French Open final month.

Meanwhile, former world No 1 Kidambi Srikanth will play in opposition to reigning World Tour Final champion Anders Antonsen in the lads’s singles semi-remaining, later in the day.

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