Korea Open: PV Sindhu defeats Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan to enter women's singles semifinals

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Suncheon, South Korea Updated: Apr 08, 2022, 05:03 PM(IST)

PV Sindhu will next face second seeded Korean An Seyoung. Photograph:( AFP )

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Third seed Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, notched up her 17th win over familiar foe Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-10 21-16 in the women's singles quarterfinals.

Third seed PV Sindhu beats seventh seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the Korea Open Badminton Championships 2022 on Friday here at the Palma Stadium.

Two-time Olympic Champion PV Sindhu was trailing 2-5 in the opening game but the Indian clawed her way back winning four points on the trot to take a 6-5 lead.

From there on there was no looking back for the World No.7 Indian as she won eight consecutive points en route to winning the game 21-10.

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In the second game, Sindhu took a lead right from the start and took an 8-2 lead. The Indian shuttler maintained the lead against the Thai shuttler Busanan Ongbamrungphan winning the game 21-16.

PV Sindhu won the quarter-final match 21-10 21-16 in 43 minutes and she will take on either local girl and second seed An Seyoung of South Korea or Saena Kawakami of Japan. 

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