2021 French Open Semi-finals: PV Sindhu lost the match to Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi, it had went onto the decider

At the 2021 French Open Semi-finals, unseeded Sayaka Takahashi won against PV Sindhu by 18-21, 21-16, 21-12. With that, India’s campaign at the 2021 French Open has ended as PV Sindhu was the only Indian in the Semi-finals Stage.

The 2021 French Open Semi-finals in Women’s Singles event was played between India’s PV Sindhu and Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi on Saturday, 30 October 2021.

The French Open 2021 is a Super 750 Level Tournament and is held at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France from 26 to 31 October 2021.

PV Sindhu is the only Indian in the Semi-finals stage of the 2021 French Open. As India’s Lakshya Sen lost his Men’s Singles QF match and Men’s Doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty lost their QF encounter.

In the Quarter-finals, PV Sindhu defeated Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan whereas Sayaka Takahashi won against Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon.

2021 French Open Semi-finals: PV Sindhu is out of the tournament, as Sayaka Takahashi wins the semi-final encounter

The PV Sindhu vs Sayaka Takahashi encounter was played on Court 1. PV Sindhu is Ranked 7th in the world whereas Sayaka Takahashi is Ranked 15th.

In the Head-to-Head Record, PV Sindhu leads by 4-3. The last time they faced each other was at the Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2020 where Sayaka Takahashi won the match – it had gone into the decider.

Meanwhile, at the 2021 French Open – Sindhu is seeded 3rd whereas Sayaka Takahashi is unseeded.

In the SF encounter, the 1st game saw Sayaka Takahashi leading 11-10 in the mid-game interval. It was a neck-to-neck encounter as they were tied at 16-16. However, from there PV Sindhu won 4 consecutive points to be at 20-16. In the end, Sindhu won the 1st Game by 21-18.

In the 2nd Game, PV Sindhu was leading by 11-9 in the mid-game interval. But it was levelled at 12-12. Then a wide shot by PV Sindhu gives Sayaka Takahashi the one-point lead. However, from there the Japanese shuttler took advantage of it and was leading by a few points. Then, Sayaka Takahashi won the 2nd Game by 21-16.

The 3rd Game was neck-to-neck in the first half. With an 11-6 lead in the mid-game interval, Sayaka Takahashi went on to dominate the game as errors were made by PV Sindhu. The Japanese shuttler Sayaka Takahashi then won the 3rd Game by 21-12 and clinched the Match.

As a result, Sayaka Takahashi won against PV Sindhu at the 2021 French Open Semi-finals by 18-21, 21-16, 21-12 in about 1h 08m.

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