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Thailand Open Semifinals Match details and highlights

P V Sindhu stumbled in the semifinals of the Thailand Open on Saturday, losing in straight games to  Chen Yu Fei of China. Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, fell 17-21 16-21 in 43 minutes against third seeded Chen, capping off an amazing run in the Super 500 competition.

Thailand Open Semifinals Match details and highlights

Sindhu, placed sixth, had a 6-4 head-to-head record heading into the match, even though she was not at her greatest and made too many miscues facing her opponent, who played relentless badminton to defeat her.

P V Sindhu also fell to Chen in the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals. Sindhu scored first, but Chen improved her defense and maintained the sets going using her overall game, forcing the Sindhu to make mistakes.

following a 3-3 tie, Chen broke through with a cross-court slice on her opponent’s forehand. Sindhu miscued the lines in search of accuracy, and Chen was dead on with her video referrals as she led 11-7 at the half during first set.

Chen Yu Fei extended her advantage to 17-12. Sindhu scored a few games with two exquisite cross-court serves on Chen’s backhand to make it 15-17, but Chinese player disposed of Sindhu’s next short lift to break the trend of play.

The PV Sindhu again threw the shuttle long and then to the net, handing Chen five game opportunities, which he squandered before winning the opening game with Sindhu finding the net. The world number seven Indian performed better in the second game, leading 6-3 before winning 10-5. Chen, on the other hand, quickly recovered her bearings and blended her shots beautifully to get 3 points.

  Chen Yu Fei extended her advantage to 17-12. Sindhu scored a few games with two exquisite cross-court serves on Chen’s backhand to make it 15-17, but Chinese player disposed of Sindhu’s next short lift to break the trend of play.

The PV Sindhu again threw the shuttle long and then to the net, handing Chen five game opportunities, which he squandered before winning the opening game with Sindhu finding the net. The world number seven Indian performed better in the second game, leading 6-3 before winning 10-5. Chen, on the other hand, quickly recovered her bearings and blended her shots beautifully to get 3 points.

Sindhu, on the other hand, went into the break with a two-point lead after winning a 25-shot rally.

But Chen quickly refined her game and flipped the tables as Sindhu continued her erroneous run, giving Chen a 15-12 lead.

Sindhu narrowed the gap to 15-17 with a precise return that almost brushed the lines, but she went wide again with a cross court return. Chen then won on Sindhu’s forehand before hitting another one to the forecourt to take five set points.

The Chinese player blew one with a long shot before winning with a body smash.

Sindhu, who has won two Super 300 titles this year at the Syed Modi International and the Swiss Open, as well as a bronze at the Badminton Asia Championships, will play next in the Indonesia Masters Super 500, which will be held in Jakarta between June 7 to 12.