Malaysia Open Highlights: PV Sindhu lost to defending champion Tai Tzu Ying 21-15, 19-21, 21-11 to crash out of the Malaysia Open in the semifinal round. After losing the first game against the Chinese Taipei shuttler, Sindhu managed to come out strong in the second game. But a really strong deciding game by the Tzu Ying ended her hopes. It was a bad day for Indian shuttlers as Kidambi Sriknath too crashed out of the Malaysia Open after losing to Japan’s Kento Momota in the semifinal round by 13-21, 13-21. In so doing, Momota picked up his 22nd consecutive win.
PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth continued their impressive run at the Malaysia Open, progressing to the semifinals of the women’s and men’s singles competition with a straight-game wins in the USD 700,000 world tour super 750 tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. In a clash between Olympic silver and gold medallists, it was Sindhu who emerged victories with a 22-20 21-19 result in a 52-minute quarterfinal match. The 22-year-old Sindhu, who won a silver at the Glasgow World Championship, will face world no 1 and top seed Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying today.