Korea Open 2022: Srikanth, Sindhu enter semifinals

Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth entered the semifinals of the Korea Open Super 500 badminton tournament with contrasting wins. Third seed Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, notched up her 17th win over familiar foe Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-10 21-16 in the women’s singles quarterfinals.

She will next face second-seeded Korean An Seyoung, an opponent who has beaten her twice last year. In a battle between two former world number ones, it was World Championships silver medallist Srikanth, who rode on his power and precision to outwit local hope Son Wan Ho 21-12 18-21 21-12 in a men’s singles quarterfinal match that lasted just over an hour.

Srikanth had a 4-7 record against the Korean, having lost to him on the last three occasions. The Indian, seeded fifth, will next face third seed Jonatan Christie of Indonesia, who had claimed the Swiss Open last month.

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