PV Sindhu came back from a game down to beat Supanida Katething of Thailand in the quarter-finals of the Syed Modi International Super 300 competition in Lucknow on Friday.
PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, came back from a game down to beat Supanida Katething of Thailand in the quarter-finals of the Syed Modi International Super 300 competition in Lucknow on Friday. In a quarter-final match lasting one-hour and five-minutes, the top-seeded Indian defeated her Thai opponent, who was ranked sixth in the event, 11-21, 21-12, 21-17.
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In the semi-finals, Sindhu will face fifth-seeded Russian Evgeniya Kosetskaya. However, in the men’s singles, HS Prannoy was eliminated from the event after losing in straight games to Arnaud Merkle of France in the quarter-finals. In a 59-minute quarter-final match, the fifth-seeded Indian, a former top-10 player, lost 19-21 16-21 to his French opponent.
The Thai shuttler raced to an 11-6 lead at the first mid-game intermission. Sindhu narrowed the gap to 9-13, but Supanida stepped up her game and finished the game with a score of 21-11. The top-seeded Indian then put up a remarkable fightback in the second set, taking a slim 11-10 lead into the break. Sindhu came out firing on all cylinders after the resumption, taking the second set 21-12 to force the decider.
The sixth-seeded shuttler got off to a fantastic start in the third game, taking an 0-4 lead, but Sindhu clawed her way back to earn a one-point advantage in the final mid-game interval. After the resumption, with the score reading 17-17 at one point. Sindhu’s excellent defence, saw her gain four points in a row to end the tie against the Thai player.
Mithun Manjunath beat Sergey Sirant: 11-21, 21-12, 21-18
Arnaud Merkle beat HS Prannoy: 21-19, 21-16
Nhat Nguyen beat Julien Carraggi: 21-14, 21-15
Lucas Claerbout beat Cheam June Wei 21-11, 21-19
Arnaud Merkle VS Mithun Manjunath
Nhat Nguyen VS Lucas Claerbout
Malavika Bansod beat Aakarshi Kashyap: 21-11, 21-11
Evgeniya Kosetskaya beat Tereza Svabikova: 21-8, 21-14
Anupama Upadhyaya beat Samiya Imad Farooqui: 24-22, 23-21
PV Sindhu beat Supanida Katething: 11-21, 21-12, 21-17
Anupama Upadhyaya VS Malavika Bansod
PV Sindhu VS Evgeniya Kosetskaya
The matches would be streamed live on DD Sports Youtube channel (Prasar Bharati Sports) and the live telecast will be available on DD Sports.