Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu storms into semis, sets up clash with Japan's Akane Yamaguchi

Bali, Indonesia Published: Nov 19, 2021, 04:18 PM(IST)

India's Pusarla Venkata Sindhu hitting a return against Turkey's Neslihan Yigit during their women's singles quarter-final badminton match at the Indonesia Masters in Nusa Dua on the resort island of Bali. Photograph:( AFP )

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PV Sindhu will face Japanese Akane Yamaguchi for the 20th time.

Two-time Olympic medallist Indian shuttler PV Sindhu registered a dominant straight games win over Turkey's Neslihan Yigit to enter the women's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament here on Friday.

Reigning world champion Sindhu, seeded third, scripted a convincing 21-13 21-10 win over the unseeded Yigit in 35 minutes to extend her dominating head-to-head record against the Turkish shuttler to 4-0.

The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had beaten Yigit last month as well in the Denmark Open.

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Sindhu, who has got relatively easy opponents until now, has a tough match ahead as she will face the winner of the quarterfinal between top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and fifth seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand.

Later in the day, compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy will take on each other in the men's singles quarterfinals.

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