No semi-final glory for India's Sindhu

Sep 16, 2012, 08:24 IST | IANS

World No 29 Ajay Jayaram also ousted in penultimate round

PV Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram’s impressive run in the China Masters Superseries badminton event ended after they lost their respective semi-finals here on Saturday.

Sindhu, who upset London Olympics gold medallist Li Xuerui in the quarter-finals on Friday, gave another Chinese, Jiang Yanjiao, a run for her money before losing 10-21, 21-14, 19-21 at the Olympics Sports Center Xincheng Gymnasium here.

PV Sindhu 

World No 29 Jayaram went down to Hong Kong’s Yun Hu 16-21, 18-21 in the men’s singles semi-finals. Sindhu, ranked 24th, showed her prowess before losing a one hour six minute thriller against the World No 9.

The 17-year-old staged a remarkable recovery after being hammered in the opening game. It was a neck-and-neck fight in the decider. 

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