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PV Sindhu : Women’s singles semifinals at French Open

India’s double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu extended her impressive record against Busanan Ongbamrungphan and sailed into the women’s singles semifinals at French Open Super 750 with a straight-game win over the Thailand shuttler on Friday.

Sindhu, seeded third, scripted a convincing 21-14 21-14 win over eighth seeded in 38 minutes to extend her dominating head-to-head record against the Thai to 14-1. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad had beaten Busanan at Denmark Open also, last week.

Sindhu is the last Indian remaining in action in Paris as Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty lost their respective quarterfinal matches.

Sindhu, the reigning world champion, defeated Denmark’s Line Christophersen, ranked 24th in the world 21-19 21-9 on late Thursday night to enter the quarters.

The world number seven Indian will now cross swords with Japan’s world number 15 Sayaka Takahashi in the last four on Saturday. The left-hander from Japan has been in good form recently and defeated second seed Ratchanok Intanon (not at her best in terms of fitness yet) in straight games on Friday to reach the semifinals. The other semifinals will see Akane Yamaguchi and An Seyoung go up against each other in a repeat of Denmark Open final.