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India’s challenge in Korea Open Super 500 is over. PV Sindhu has lost in women’s singles. At the same time, Srikanth also had to face defeat in the semi-finals of men’s singles. In the semi-finals played on Saturday, two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu was defeated 14-21, 17-21 by Aan Seong of South Korea. The Korean player had a great start in the game that lasted 48 minutes.
They had initially taken a 6-1 lead in the first game. However, Sindhu made a comeback to level the score at 9-9, but she again fell behind and Seong won the game 21-14. In the second game, Sindhu made a good start to lead 3-0, but Seong made five consecutive points to take the score to 5-3. Sindhu again leveled the score at 9-9 and Seong then took an 11-9 lead. In the end, Sindhu had to face defeat 21-17.
Seong has reached the final of a domestic tournament for the first time. This is Sindhu’s fourth consecutive defeat against Seong.
Srikanth again suffered a loss in the semi-finals
Once again Srikanth could not progress beyond the semi-finals. He defeated Asian Games gold medalist Jonathan Christie 19-21, 16-21 in a 50-minute match. Last month too, Srikanth had lost in the semi-finals of the Swiss Open against Christie’s.
Kidambi Srikanth had to face defeat for the second time in a row after the Swiss Open.
Good start in the first game
Srikanth got off to a good start in the first game to lead 9-7 and was at one point leading 11-8. Christie, however, made a comeback to level at 13-13. After this the score was 17-17. Christie scored two game points with smashes and brilliant returns, and Christie eventually won the first game 21–19. In the second game, Christie’s got off to a better start and took a 3-0 lead and went on to win the game 21-16.