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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu enters semis; Deepika Kumari knocked out

Tokyo Olympics: Star shuttler PV Sindhu entered the semifinals of women’s singles at Tokyo Olympics after winning her quarterfinal at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza on Friday.

6th seed Sindhu defeated 4th seed, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, in straight sets 21-13, 22-20 in 56 minutes. Sindhu dominated the 1st set and took 23 minutes to win it 21-13.

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In the second set, Sindhu ran away with a 14-8 lead but made some unforced errors which allowed Yamaguchi to come back in the game match. Yamaguchi had 2 game points opportunities but couldn’t convert as Sindhu took the next four points to take the set and match.

In the semifinal, Sindhu will face the winner of Tai Tzu Ying and Ratchanok Intanon.

Meanwhile, in archery, Deepika Kumari bowed out in the quarterfinals of the women’s individuals event. Deepika edged out Ksenia Perova of Russia in the round of 16 in a tiebreaker before losing to An San of South Korea 0-6 in the quarterfinal.

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