French Open Super Series: PV Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi to crash out in semis

first_imgPV Sindhu crashed out of the $325,000 French Open Super Series after going down in straight games to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 14-21, 9-21 in the women’s singles semi-final in Paris on Saturday.Coming into the contest with a 3-1 head-to-head record, the second seeded Indian failed to find the momentum going her way in the match that lasted for only 37 minutes.The first game saw a close contest between both the shuttlers with the Japanese sticking her neck out with a slender 11-10 lead at the breather.Coming back, world No. 5 Yamaguchi gave little away to the Rio Olympics silver medallist, as she went on to win seven straight points to take the opening game with ease.The second game witnessed complete domination from the Japanese shuttler, who opened up a 6-0 lead before heading to the break at 11-2.After the break, Yamaguchi continued to hold the upper hand and took full advantage of Sindhu’s numerous unforced errors to easily pocket the game and the match.Yamaguchi will now face Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying, who earlier beat defending champion He Bingjiao 21-14, 17-21, 21-8, in the final on Sunday.last_img