India’s PV Sindhu survived a tough test against South Korean shuttler Sim Yujin at the Indonesia Open 2021 in Bali on Friday.

The No. 3 seed had to graft hard to pick up a 14-21, 21-19, 21-14 win in the quarterfinal that lasted an hour and six minutes over the world No. 54 Sim Yujin.

Sindhu came back from a game down to beat South Korea’s Sim Yujin.

The Indian started confidently racing to a 7-1 lead before the Japanese pocketed six straight points to draw the first game level.

The South Korean’s creative strokes caught PV Sindhu off guard in the first game as Sim Yujin dominated 21-14 to take a shock lead.

PV Sindhu recovered in the second game and raced to a 14-7 lead but a resilient Yujin almost clawed her way back and ensured a tight finish. PV Sindhu eventually took it 21-19 to level up the score.

In the decider, Sindhu enjoyed the early exchanges to race to a comfortable 11-4 lead but the Japanese secured seven consecutive points to make it 11-11.

Sensing trouble, Sindhu took her game to the next level just at the right time to outwit her rival and seal the match in her favour.

Next she will face tricky opponent 2nd seed Ratchanok Intanon.

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