Indian stars PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth suffered their respective singles semi-final matches on Saturday. With that, India's campaign at the Korea Open Badminton Championships 2022 also came to an end. All the finals are being played on Sunday at Suncheon, Korea. (More Badminton News)
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Former world champion Sindhu, who came into the tournament after claiming the Swiss Open, suffered her fourth successive defeat to 20-year-old An Seyoung, losing 14-21 17-21 in 48 minutes.
For world championships silver medallist Srikanth, it ended in yet another semifinal finish as he came up short against Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie, going down 19-21 16-21 in 50 minutes.
Sindhu, who was knocked out in the All England Open Badminton Championships’ second round, started the tournament with easy wins over Lauren Lam and Aya Ohori in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, the double Olympic medallist got better of Thai Busanan Ongbamrungphan quite comfortably.
An Seoung, seeded second in the competition, defeated Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli, Yeo Jia Min and Saena Kawakami on her way to the semifinals. For the record, An Seoung has won all the three games she played against Sindhu so far. The last time these two faced each other was in the final of BWF World Tour Finals last year.
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World Championships 2021 runners-up Srikanth rode on his power and precision to outwit local hope Son Wan Ho in a men's singles quarterfinal match that lasted just over an hour. The Indian, seeded fifth, will next face third seed Jonatan Christie of Indonesia.
Both Srikanth and Christie went into the tie having equal head-to-head records. Both players have won four matches against each other. The last time Srikanth played Christie was during the Swiss Open semifinals.