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Patna Unseeded Sayaka Takahashi, 29, Japan, upset twice Olympic medallist P V Sindhu, 26, India, in a three-game thriller in semi-final to reach the final of Yonex French Open, an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750 badminton tournament, at Paris, France, on October 30, 2021.

Takahashi defeated Sindhu 18-21, 21-16, 21-12 in 68 minutes in semi-final at Stade Pierre De Coubertin, Paris, France, coming back from behind. Takahashi won 7 consecutive points in the match to 6 by Sindhu. Takahashi, in all, won 60 points during the match to 49 by the Indian, the 2019 World Champion. Takahashi will face to seed Akane Yamaguchi, 24, Japan, in finalon October 31, 2021.

Yamaguchi beat 4th seed A N Sayoung, 19, South Korea, in close three-game contest 21-13, 10-21, 21-18 in 61 minutes in semi-final on October 30, 2021. Both the players won 52 points each during the match. Both of them won 6 consecutive points each during the match.