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Indonesia Open: Sindhu rallies past Yujin, enters semis

IMAGE: India’s P V Sindhu fought back after losing the first game to overcome South Korea’s Sim Yujin and enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open on Friday. Photograph: PTI

India’s P V Sindhu rallied splendidly after losing the first game to beat South Korea’s Sim Yujin and enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open on Friday.

The two-time Olympic medallist needed 66 minutes for a 14-21, 21-19, 21-14 victory.

 

The 22-year-old Korean was quick off the blocks and won the first game in 17 minutes before Sindhu displayed the stuff that got her to the world No. 1 ranking, winning the second game narrowly.

The third game was close till 11-11. The South Korean then lapsed in concentration and was unable to hold her nerve as Sindhu scored repeatedly to clinch victory at 21-14.

Sindhu will take on either Japan’s Asuka Takahashi or Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon in the semi-finals.

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