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Sindhu loses, Lakshya enters semis of US Open

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In the semifinals, Lakshya will play China’s second-seeded Li Shi Feng. Against Feng, the Indian has a 5-3 win-loss record.

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The world’s best Indian shuttler PV Sindhu lost in a straight games match to exit the US Open Super 300 badminton competition in the quarterfinals, while Sen advanced to the last four.

In the women’s singles match, China’s 24-year-old Gao Fang Jie upset third-seeded Sindhu, who is ranked 12th in the world, 20-22, 13-21. In the men’s singles final on Friday night, all-Indian Lakshya beat S Sankar Muthusamy Subramanian 21-10, 21-17.

Semifinalist Lakshya

In the semifinals, Lakshya will compete against China’s Li Shi Feng, the second seed. Against Feng, the Indian has a 5-3 win-loss record.

Olympic medalist Sindhu seemed to be making a strong effort against her 36th-ranked Chinese opponent in the first game, but the Indian’s failure to prevail in extended exchanges was critical.

In the second, Fang Jie raised her game and offered Sindhu little space to approach the net and play her drop shots, absolutely overwhelming the Indian.

Sung Shuo Yun of Korea has been beaten by Sindhu to advance to the quarterfinals.

Third seed He comfortably defeated young 19-year-old Sankar Muthusamy from Chennai in an all-Indian match.

Sen was very assured in his rallies, and it was shown in the final match statistics, when he won 42 rallies against Sankar Muthusamy’s 27 in a 38-minute battle.

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