Shuttler Sindhu Reserves Spot In Korean Open Semi-Finals, Sameer Verma Knocked Out

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| September 15 , 2017 , 17:05 IST

Star Indian badminton player PV Sindhu on Friday continued her winning spree, reserving a spot in the Korean Open semi-finals by beating her Japanese rival Minatsu Mitani in the quarter-finals of the women's singles in Seoul.

Sindhu, who had won the silver medal at World Championship last month, defeated the World No 19 player Minatsu Mitani by 21-19, 16- 21, 21-10 in 63-minute long quarter finals.

Another badminton player, Sameer Verma however, couldn't make it past the Korean player Son Wan in Men's singles on Friday.

Sameer faced defeat against the Korean player with 20-22, 21-10, 21-13 in a 69-minute long duel. Notably, the Indian player had defeated Son Wan in the opening round at India Super Series back in March. Since then, the Korean player has climbed up to world ranking.

Now, the Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will go head-to-head against either the Japanese third seed Sung Ji Hyun or China's He Bingjiao in the semi finals of the Korean Open that will be head at the SK Handball Stadium.

Sindhu, in the women's singles on Friday played out a 6-2 lead early on in the opening game, while Mitani managed to cover up for it later, reaching 11-9 at the break. She lost to a close 19-16 by the end.

Earlier, Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu had climbed up to the semi-finals along with Sameer Verma, while Indian player Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the Korea Open in the second round.