P. V. Sindhu's French Open journey ends; Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying enters semi-finals

By Anurag Mallick  Published on  26 Oct 2019 9:31 AM GMT
P. V. Sindhus French Open journey ends; Taiwans Tai Tzu Ying enters semi-finals

Hyderabad: Current World champion and Hyderabad girl, P.V. Sindhu couldn't make it to the semi-finals of the French Open, as she lost the french open quarter-final match to Tai Tzu Ying (16-21, 26-24, 17-21)

Ranked No.1 in the Women's single category, Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying and P.V. Sindhu had a nail-biting clash as both the shuttlers put everything on the line for a place in the semi-finals of the French Open.

In a match that lasted for an hour and 15 mins, P.V. Sindhu had a disappointing start due to french open quarter-final and lost the first set (16-21). She later made a good comeback by winning the second set (26-24).

Both the shuttlers won a set each, but it was the final set that changed the game. World No.1 from Taiwan, Tai Tzu Ying won the third set and the game (16-21, 26-24, 17-21) making it to the semi-finals. Tai Tzu Yin will now face Olympic gold medalist, Carolina Marin in the semi-finals.

With this quarter-final loss to Tai Tzu Ying, Sindhu now has overall 10 losses against the World No.1 while defeating her on sic occasions with the most recent victory coming at the World Badminton championship quarter-finals of french open.

Meanwhile, Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal's French Open campaign also came to an end as P.V.Sindhu lost to South Korean teen An Se Young in the quarter-finals.

However, India still has something to cheer about as the men's double pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reached the french open semi-finals of the Super 750 tournament by defeating World No.8 Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen.

They will now face World No.5 Japanese pair of Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe in the semis on Saturday.

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