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Syed Modi International: P V Sindhu enters semifinals, H S Prannoy loses in quarterfinals

New Delhi: In badminton, two-time Olympic medalist P.V. Sindhu  entered the semifinal of women’s singles of Syed Modi International tournament in Lucknow. She defeated sixth-seeded Supanida Katethong of Thailand by ‘ 11-21, 21-12, 21-17′ in quarterfinals.  Sindhu will face fifth-seeded Russian Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the semifinals.

Earlier H.S. Prannoy lost to France’s Arnaud Merkle in the men’s quarterfinals by ’19-21,16-21′. Another Indian player, Mithun Manjunath, entered  the semifinals after beating Sergey Sirant of Russia  by ’11-21, 21-12, 21-18’. he will face Arnaud Merkle of France.

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In the mixed doubles event, the Indian pair of MR Arjun and Treesa Jolly beat the eight seeded French duo of William Villeger and Anne Tran by ‘ 24-22, 21-17’. They will face compatriots Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto in the semifinals.


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