PV Sindhu, two times Olympic medalist shuttler has continued her stroll in the ongoing Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament, sailing into the semi finals.

The recent game of semi finals was with Turkey’s Neshlihan Yigit, where she dominated the opponent on straight games to enter the next round of the games. Reigning world champion Sindhu, seeded third, scripted a convincing 21-13 21-10 win over the unseeded Yigit in 35 minutes to extend her dominating head-to-head record against the Turkish shuttler to 4-0. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had beaten Yigit last month as well in the Denmark Open.

She has hitherto got relatively weaker opponents, while some bigger matches are on the charts for the Indian shuttler. names coming up for the next round are winner of the quarterfinal between top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and fifth seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand.

From the Indian contingent Kadambi Srikanth has also entered the semi finals of the event.  Srikanth made short work of compatriot HS Prannoy 21-7 21-18 in the men’s last eight fixture.

Kadambi srikanth

The 26-year-old from Hyderabad, ranked seven, had beaten Yigit last month as well in the Denmark Open.

In the men’s event, former world No. 1 Srikanth was at his vintage best and gave away just 7 points in a lop-sided first game.

The second game was more evenly matched as Prannoy, who claimed an upset win over Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Victor Axelsen earlier, made a strong recovery.

Prannoy started the proceedings aggressively, racing to a 5-2 lead but Srikanth came from behind to snatch the lead at the mid-game interval.

Having gained momentum, the former world No. 1 then extended his lead to 15-12 and despite Prannoy levelling the proceedings once again, Srikanth sealed the match to reach his second consecutive semifinals.

With these successive wins both  PV Sindhu and Srikanth the players are hopeful for best results from this tour and bring the accolades for India.

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