Badminton: Sindhu, Srikanth lose in semi-finals of Indonesia Masters (Ld) – Bali News
The 26-12 months outdated Sindhu wasn’t at her regular finest and misplaced 13-21 9-21 in opposition to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in a one-sided semi-remaining contest that lasted for simply 32 minutes.
The Indian shuttler struggled with maintaining her returns in proper from the beginning and she or he by no means recovered from an early deficit. On the opposite hand, Yamaguchi received an important dip on her photographs, typically 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 overwhelmed her in the All England Open quarter-finals and through her bronze-medal run at Tokyo 2020.
The Japanese shuttler will now face South Korea’s An Seyoung 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, Ok Srikanth, who had overwhelmed compatriot HS Prannoy in the quarter-finals, was no match for reigning World Tour Final champion Anders Antonsen. He misplaced 14-21 9-21 to Antonsen in the boys’s singles semi-finals, which lasted for 41 minutes.
Antonsen will play Japanese world No 1 Kento Momota in the ultimate as he appears to be like for his fourth World Tour title and first one this season.