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Sindhu aims to book spot in semis of Hong Kong Open

Sindhu aims to book spot in semis of Hong Kong Open

She is one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal - other being Saina Nehwal. Sindhu went into the finals with many believing that she could upset the current World No.1 considering her blistering form throughout the tournament.

During 2017 IIFA Awards, actor Sonu Sood said that the ace player is set to make a brief screen appearance in her upcoming biopic which is being produced by Sood.

Sindhu, who is the lone Indian survivour in the Hong Kong Open, earlier cemented her spot in the last-eight of the tournament by coming strong over Aya Ohori of Japan and defeating the Asian junior champion 21-14, 21-17.

It was a dominating performance by Tzu-Ying who displayed why she is the top-ranked player in the women's game now. The last time triple World Championships medallist Sindhu won against Tai was in the opening round of the Rio Olympics. In the second, Intanon had a 3-1 lead before Sindhu went ahead 5-4.

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The match belonged to the Taiwanese shuttler from the start. Sindhu tried to battle it out later in the game and managed to level the score at 18-18. The loss meant that no Sindhu has a 3-8 head-to-head record against her.

However, Tai dominated the proceedings after the interval, racing to 17-12.

Sindhu fought back brilliantly in the second game in what seemed to be a momentum changer in not only the game but the match as well. Can Sindhu break the jinx?