Sindhu progresses to semifinals of Thailand Open



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13 Jul 2018, 16:49 IST

Bangkok, July 13 (PTI) Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu progressed to the ladies’s singles semifinals after knocking out Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah in straight video games on the USD 350,000 Thailand Open World Tour Tremendous 500 event right here as we speak.

The second seeded Indian continued her constant efficiency with a 21-17 21-13 win over world no 35 Soniia in a 36-minute conflict.

The world no Three Indian will subsequent face Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung.

The drift within the corridor created troubles for each the shuttlers who struggled with the size of their strokes. Sindhu was erratic initially and the consequence was Soniia led 11-7 on the first interval.

After the break, Sindhu slowly began dominating the proceedings and reeled off 5 factors to steer 13-12.

The Indian began placing stress on the Malaysian along with her attacking recreation and grabbed 4 recreation factors when Soniia hit lengthy. The Malaysian saved one recreation level earlier than Sindhu sealed the primary recreation with a smash.

After the change of sides, Sindhu moved to a 6-Three lead however Soniia got here again to degree at Eight-Eight after the Indian dedicated a couple of unforced errors.

Sindhu managed to seize a 11-9 lead on the interval earlier than taking 9 straight factors to zoom to surge forward. Soniia managed to remain alive by saving three match factors earlier than Sindhu sealed the difficulty with a shocking smash

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