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Sindhu tried to step up the pace but An Seyoung displayed a wide array of shots to always stay a step ahead. The Indian got a few points with her smashes but she couldn't put pressure on the Korean.
World number seven Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, got the better of world number 26 Ohori 21-15 21-10 in a lop-sided contest to take her head-to-head count against the Japanese to an overwhelming 12-0 in 13 meetings.
With back-to-back finals at German Open and All England Championships, Sen is is in the form of his life and will look to be third time lucky as he opens his campaign against world number 25 Lu Guang Zu of China.
George, a defending champion, retained the title after defeating Chia Hao Lee of Chinese Taipei 21-15 21-14 in the summit clash, while Upadhyaya prevailed over fellow Indian Aditi Bhatt 17-21 21-14 21-17 in the women's singles final.
The 34-year-old former world number 13, who had won the Dutch Open twice besides finishing runner-up at the Korea Open Super Series in 2015, took to social media to announce his retirement
PV Sindhu will face another Thai player Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the summit clash, while HS Prannoy will take on Indonesia's Jonatan Christie in the men's singles final, on Sunday.
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Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the 2022 All England Open men's singles final between Lakshya Sen and world No 1 Viktor Axelsen.
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Sen will face either Hong Kong's eighth seed Ng Ka Long Angus or China's Lu Guang Zu next.
Seventh seed Sindhu trounced Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-8 21-7 in a lop-sided contest after Srikanth, seeded 8th, saw off France's world number 39 Brice Leverdez 21-10 13-21 21-7 in 48 minutes.
Prannoy took just 36 minutes to get the better of Ukraine's Danylo Bosniuk 21-14 21-18 in his opening match.
Badminton in 2021: PV Sindhu's journey to greatness, Kidambi Srikanth's resurgence and Lakshya Sen's emergence
The COVID-19 pandemic expectedly disrupted the international calender with many events either cancelled or rescheduled but Indian shuttlers grabbed the opportunities even though a title win eluded them
The $400,000 prize money tournament, which will be held without spectators owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, is part of the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500
Srikanth clinched a historic silver medal in the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight-game defeat to Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the summit clash to notch up the best ever performance by an Indian in the men's singles
BWF World Championship 2021 Highlights: Loh Kean Yew crowned world champion, Kidambi Srikanth wins silver
Follow the latest update on the BWF World Championships men's singles final between India's Kidambi Srikanth and Singaporean shuttler Loh Kean Yew on our live blog
While former world number one Srikanth has now given himself a real chance of winning the top prize, Sen signed off with a maiden bronze
Follow the live updates on the BWF World Championships semi-final between Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen on our live blog
Indians, however, suffered defeats in both the women's and men's doubles in the pre-quarterfinals.
Prannoy beat his Malaysian opponent 21-7 21-17 in a men's singles second round match that lasted 42 minutes
At midpoint, Sindhu was leading 11-1 and she completed the formality with a dominant performance. Sen was made to toil hard for his victory by the Japanese as he took one hour and 22 minutes to emerge winner.
The 27-year-old Momota had pulled out of his group A opening match against India's Lakshya Sen at the World Tour Finals in Bali, Indonesia after sustaining the back injury during training