Singapore Open Pv Sindhu Beats Han Yue To Reach Semifinal Before Commonwealth Games Saina Nehwal Hs Prannoy And Dhruv Arjun Lost In Quarterfinal
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India’s star shuttler and two Olympic medalist PV Sindhu on Friday (July 15) stunned in the women’s singles quarterfinals of the Singapore Open Super 500 tournament. She secured her place in the semi-finals by defeating Han Yu of China. On the other hand, Saina Nehwal went on to win and lose in a tough match. At the same time, HS Prannoy was defeated in men’s singles.
Sindhu defeated Han Yu 17-21 21-11 21-19 in a match that lasted 62 minutes. World No. 7 Sindhu was defeated by Han Yu in the first game. After that he made a tremendous comeback and won the next two games to win the match. Sindhu has defeated this Chinese player for the third time. He hasn’t had a defeat against Han Yu so far.
Sindhu had reached the semi-finals of the Thailand Open in May. Since then she has reached the last-4 of a tournament for the first time. This is Sindhu’s last tournament before the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham. She would like to strengthen her preparations by winning it. Sindhu will face unseeded Saina Kawakami in the semi-finals. The 38th-ranked Japanese had upset sixth seed Pornpawi Chochuwang of Thailand 21-17, 21-19 in the quarterfinals.
Saina made a comeback after losing the first game
Saina Nehwal lost 13-21, 21-15, 20-22 to Aya Ohori of Japan in the quarterfinals. Ohori easily defeated Saina 21-13 in the first game. It looked like Saina was nowhere to be found in the match, but she bounced back in the second game. Saina surprised Ohori to win the second game 21-15. In the third game, Saina was leading most of the time. In the end, Ohori turned the tide. Saina was ahead by 20 points. Ohori won the game 22–20, scoring three points in a row.
Pranay is defeated by Naraoka
HS Prannoy was defeated by Kodai Naraoka of Japan in a three-game match. Prannoy won the first game 21-12 in a match that lasted 62 minutes. Prannoy could not maintain the momentum in the second game as he lost 14-21. Prannoy got off to a poor start in the third game. The brakes were too far behind. Prannoy came back after the break to take his score to 18, but that was not enough. Naraoka won the game 21–18. In this way he won the match 12-21, 21-14, 21-18.
Arjun and Kapila lost
In men’s doubles, India’s pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila had to face defeat. Both were defeated by Indonesia’s Mohamed Ahsan and Hendra Setiawen. Arjun and Dhruv Kapila got off to a good start by winning the first game but could not maintain their momentum. Ahsan and Setiawen won the second and third games to win the match 10-21, 21-18, 21-17.