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World No. 4 Juliane Schenk shows her dominance in the Yonex-Sunrise India Open as she advances to the Women’s Singles semi-finals without dropping a game. Let’s dive into the exciting matches and surprising upsets that have taken place.

Juliane Schenk’s Strong Performance

German second seed Juliane Schenk has been on fire in the Yonex-Sunrise India Open. In her recent match against Bae Yeon Ju from Korea, Schenk showcased her usual aggressive game and emerged victorious with a score of 21-17 21-13 in just 45 minutes. She now moves on to face Indonesia’s Aprilla Yuswandari in the semi-finals, while India’s PV Sindhu will be taking on third seed Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand in the other half.

PV Sindhu’s Ruthless Triumph

PV Sindhu from India had an impressive victory over Japan’s Yui Hashimoto, who had upset top seed Saina Nehwal earlier in the tournament. Sindhu’s height advantage played a significant role as she executed her powerful smashes with accuracy. Hashimoto made a comeback, but Sindhu closed out the match with a score of 21-16 21-16.

Lee Chong Wei’s Determination

In the Men’s Singles, top seed Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia faced a tough challenge from H.S. Prannoy from India. Prannoy displayed his aggression and even held a lead of 18-12 in the second game. However, Lee’s class shone through, and he sealed the match with a score of 21-14 21-19. Lee is determined to make up for his loss in the India Open final last year.

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Exciting Semi-Finals Ahead

Lee Chong Wei will now face Boonsak Ponsana from Thailand in the semi-finals. Ponsana last defeated Lee five years ago, but since then, Lee has won all of their ten clashes. The other semi-final will feature Kenichi Tago from Japan against India’s Anand Pawar.

Notable Highlights

In the Men’s Doubles, top seeds Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen were upset by the talented Chinese pair Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan. The Chinese duo will face Indonesia’s Angga Pratama and Ryan Agung Saputra in the semi-finals. The Women’s Doubles quarter-finals went as expected, with top seeds Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi from Japan, as well as Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl from Denmark, securing their spots in the semi-finals.

FAQs

Q: Where can I find more information about the Yonex-Sunrise India Open?
A: For more details and updates on the Yonex-Sunrise India Open, visit the official website of the Carnegiecentre.

Q: Who are the top contenders in the Men’s Singles category?
A: The top contenders in the Men’s Singles category include Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia, Boonsak Ponsana from Thailand, Kenichi Tago from Japan, and Anand Pawar from India.

Q: Are there any notable upsets in the tournament so far?
A: Yes, there have been some surprising upsets in the Yonex-Sunrise India Open, including Yui Hashimoto’s victory over top seed Saina Nehwal in the Women’s Singles category.

Conclusion

The Yonex-Sunrise India Open has provided thrilling matches and unexpected outcomes. Players like Juliane Schenk, PV Sindhu, and Lee Chong Wei have showcased their skills and determination. As the tournament progresses, we eagerly await the semi-finals and the crowning of the new champions.

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