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Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen Bow Out, Indian Problem Ends | Badminton Information

Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and rising star Lakshya Sen made quarterfinal exits of their respective singles occasions, ending India’s problem within the Indonesia Open Tremendous Sequence 500 event on Friday. Sen was first to be eradicated because the 20-year-old went down preventing and compelled a decider towards his higher-seeded Chinese language Taipei rival Chou Tien Chen 21-16 12-21 21-14.

India’s final hope then rested on Sindhu however the former world champion went down with out a battle to her previous foe Ratchanok Intanon 12-21, 10-21 in a match lasting slightly over half an hour.

The 27-year-old was at her dominating greatest and checked out ease with each in assaults and defence and the Indian was by no means in a position to fightback and suffered her fifth straight loss towards her Thai rival.

After pocketing the primary sport simply, Intanon seemed much more livid within the second and raced to a 10-point lead earlier than sealing the difficulty in 33 minutes to enhance her head-to-head towards Sindhu to 9-4.

Sindhu, who made a semifinal exit within the Thailand Open final month, had earned a hard-fought victory over Gregoria Mariska Tunjung to enter the quarterfinals.

Earlier, World Championships bronze medalist Sen bounced again from behind to degree the second sport however the third-seed from Chinese language Taipei was superior within the decider with a 21-16 12-21 21-14 scoreline in his favour.

This was Sen’s second straight defeat towards Chou in lower than a month. Sen misplaced to his Chinese language Taipei rival 19-21 21-13 17-21 throughout the group stage of the Thomas Cup, earlier than turning it round to script a historic triumph.

The 2018 Asian Video games silver medallist, who had defeated the Indian within the group stage of the Thomas Cup of their solely earlier assembly, put up a power-packed present within the decider and mounted early strain on the 20-year-old.

The world No. 4 from Chinese language Taipei annexed three factors in a row to construct a six-point lead halfway into the decider.


Sen was engaged in some excellent rallies in direction of the top and even saved two match factors however his valiant effort was not ok because the skilled 32-year-old maintained his result in make it a 2-0 in head-to-head towards the Indian.

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