Badminton women’s singles semifinals: PV Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Ying in the semis.© AFP
PV Sindhu lost the semis clash to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying in straight games on Saturday. The reigning world champion lost the first game 18-21 and was outplayed in the second game as she lost 12-21 in a match that lasted 40 minutes. Sindhu will now face He Bing Jiao in the bronze medal match at the Tokyo Olympics badminton event on Sunday. He Bing Jiao went down to compatriot Chen Yu Fei in the other semi-final.
Here Are The Highlights Of PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying (Badminton Women’s Singles) From Tokyo Olympics 2020
That’s it from us!
That’s it from us from the badminton coverage. We will be back tomorrow with all the live updates from PV Sindhu’s bronze medal match and hopefully the Indian will get the result in her favour.
PV Sindhu will now face He Bing Jiao!
The Indian badminton star still has the chance to become the first Indian female to win two Olympic medals as she will take on He Bing Jiao of China in the bronze medal match on Sunday.
PV Sindhu loses the semi-final clash!
PV Sindhu goes down 18-21 and 12-21 to Tai Tzu Ying. It was a tough game for the reigning world champion but after putting in a spirited performance in the first game against the world number one, Sindhu was outplayed in the second game.
Not looking good for Sindhu!
PV Sindhu is trailing by eight points in the second game.
Sindhu trails at mid-game interval in 2nd game!
PV Sindhu needs to quickly turns things around as she is trailing by three points at mid-game break to Tai Tzu Ying in second game.
Sindhu trails 4-5 in 2nd game!
An unsuccessful challenge by Sindhu and she is trailing 4-5 in the second game to Tai Tzu.
The first game lasted 21 minutes!
With a longest rally of 30 shots, the first game lasted 21 minutes. Sindhu needs to win the second game to stay alive in the contest.
Sindhu loses first game!
Tai Tzu Ying takes the first game 21-18 against PV Sindhu.
Game point for Tai Tzu!
Tai Tzu takes two back-to-back points and now on the brink of winning the first game.
Back-to-back points for Sindhu!
PV Sindhu takes two consecutive points and doubles her lead in first game as Tai Tzu hits one wide.
Three consecutive points for Tai Tzu!
World No.1 fights back and takes three consecutive points against Sindhu to draw the first game level at 11-11.
Sindhu leads 11-8 at mid-break interval!
PV Sindhu leads 11-8 in the first game against Tai Tzu Ying at the mid-game interval of the opener.
Sindhu leads 8-4!
Again a false shot by Tai Tzu and Sindhu extends her lead to four points.
PV Sindhu with a brilliant down the line smash to take a two-point lead against World No.1
Tai Tzu hits that too long!
After a long rally, Tai Tzu Ying makes an error as she hits the shuttle too long and Sindhu gets the point.
Tai Tzu takes the first point!
PV Sindhu starts the match but loses the first point.
The two players are warming up!
PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying are warming up as we are minutes away from the second women’s singles badminton semi-final.
Chen Yu Fei enters final!
Chen Yu Fei moves into women’s singles final with a thrilling win over He Bing Jiao. PV Sindhu will now take on Tai Tzu Ying to decide the second finalist at the Tokyo Olympics.
Chen Yu Fei leads in 3rd game!
The top seed in women’s singles badminton event at the Tokyo Olympics is leading 11-5 in the decider.
It is 1-1 all in first semis!
The first semi-final between Chen Yu Fei and He Bing Jiao is 1-1 after two games. Sindhu’s match will start a bit later than the scheduled time.
PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying head-to-head stats!
PV Sindhu has faced the Chinese Taipei badminton World No. 1 18 times but the Indian has fallen short on 13 occasions.
PV Sindhu’s road to the semifinal
Defeated Ksenia Polikarpova 21-7, 21-10
Defeated Cheung Ngan Yi 21-9, 21-16
Defeated Mia Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13
Defeated Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 21-20
PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying: Last meeting
The last time, PV Sindhu faced Tai Tzu Ying was in the BWF World Tour Finals (2020), at New Delhi. The Indian shuttler lost 21-19, 12-21, 17-21 in their group fixture.
Good afternoon and welcome everyone!
Good afternoon and welcome everyone to our live coverage of the women’s badminton singles semifinal between PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying, at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. The match will begin at 3:20 PM IST, so stay tuned folks for further updates!
A titanic battle awaits in the women’s singles #Badminton semi-finals tomorrow!
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