Suncheon (South Korea) : Third seed PV Sindhu lost in straight games to second seed An Seyong of South Korea at the Palma Stadium here on Saturday in the women’s singles semi-finals of the Korea Open Badminton Championship 2022. Right from the opening game, the world number four South Korean shuttler made a blistering start to take a 3-0 lead and did not allow two-time Olympic medalist Sindhu to come close to winning the game by a comfortable 21 margin. -14.

In the second game, former world champion PV Sindhu started in a similar fashion as her opponent took a 3-0 lead in the first game, but the Korean won five consecutive points to take a 5-3 lead. It was a see-saw fight till 9-9, but after that, the local girl won four consecutive points to take a 13-9 lead and she never looked back as Sindhu lost the second game 17-21 Was. PV Sindhu went down 14-21 17-21 in the semi-final match in 49 minutes as her campaign came crashing down.