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All England Open: Sindhu enters semifinals; beats Okuhara
All England Open: Sindhu enters semifinals; beats Okuhara
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Sindhu crashes out of All England Badminton Championship

Indian ace shuttler PV Sindhu was ousted out of the All England Badminton Championships on the inaugural day in Birmingham.

Sindhu, who was fifth seed, suffered a great shock from unseeded Sung Ji Hyun. In a marathon battle which last from one hour and 20 minutes, Sindhu accepted the defeat from a more clinical South Korean.

In a three-set match, Sung Ji Hyun got off a better start by grabbing the first game (16-21). But the second game Sindhu came back with all sort of powerful shots and placing, bagged the second game (20-22). However, the third game saw a resurrected, powerful Sung Ji Hyun who took out all weapons off her gear and snatched the decider (18-21).