All England Open 2021: Indian Badminton player P.V Sindhu advances into Semi-Finals

Indian Badminton Player P.V Sindhu progresses into semi-finals of the All England Open badminton championship after defeating Japan’s, Akane Yamaguchi.

It was a badminton match to watch for the ages as World No. 7 PV Sindhu and World No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi gave it their all on the court in Birmingham. In the end, it was the Indian shuttler, the reigning world champion, who managed to hold on to the nerves and win the quarter-final match. With this breathtaking win, Sindhu ended a 3-match losing streak against Yamaguchi. Sindhu now holds astonish head-to-head record of 11-7.


Sindhu will now take on Thailands Ponpawee Chochuwong in the semi-finals on Saturday, 20th March. P.V Sindhu  has a 4-1 head-to-head record against her Thai opponent. In their last meeting which came at the World Tour Finals earlier this year, Sindhu managed to gain a comfortable victory against Ponpawee.

Score of Firday, 19th March, 16-21, 21-16, 21-19 . Sindhu was stretched to her maximum capabilities by the Japanese Yamaguchi, whose cross-court smashes almost found Sindhu on all floors, but the Indian ace player stood strong till the end and pulled off a great comeback after losing the first game.