Syed Modi International 2022: PV Sindhu enters semis; HS Prannoy crashes out after defeat in last eight
The fifth-seeded Indian, a former top 10 player, lost 19-21, 16-21 to his French opponent in a 59-minute quarter-final match.
Lucknow: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu rallied from a game down to eke out a hard-fought win over Thailand's Supanida Katething to enter the semi-finals of the Syed Modi International Super 300 tournament in Luclnow on Friday.
The top-seeded Indian beat her Thai rival, seeded sixth in the tournament, 11-21, 21-12, 21-17 in a quarter-final match that lasted one hour and five minutes.
Sindhu will face fifth-seeded Russian Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the semi-finals.
In the men's singles, however, HS Prannoy crashed out of the tournament with a straight-game defeat to Arnaud Merkle of France in the quarter-finals.
The fifth-seeded Indian, a former top 10 player, lost 19-21 16-21 to his French opponent in a 59-minute quarter-final match.
Mithun Manjunath, however, advanced to the semifinals after beating Sergey Sirant of Russia 11-21 21-12 21-18 in a quarterfinal match that lasted one hour and one minute.
Manjunath will face Merkle in the semi-finals.
In the mixed doubles event, the Indian pair of MR Arjun and Treesa Jolly beat the eight seeded French duo of William Villeger and Anne Tran 24-22 21-17 in the quarter-final match that lasted 42 minutes.
Arjun and Jolly will face compatriots and seventh seeded pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto in the semifinals.
In the women's doubles quarterfinals, India's Ramya Venkatesh Chickmenahalli and Apeksha Nayak conceded a walkover to eight seeded Malaysian pair of Anna Ching Yik Cheong and Teoh Mei Xing.
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