Thailand Open 2023: Lakshya Sen makes semifinals, Kiran George out

Lakshya Sen reached the semifinals of the Thailand Open, while Kiran George lost his quarterfinal match.

Published : Jun 02, 2023 14:51 IST , CHENNAI - 1 MIN READ

India's Lakshya Sen in action.
India's Lakshya Sen in action. | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV

India's Lakshya Sen in action. | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV

Lakshya Sen entered the semifinals of the Thailand Open with a 21-19, 21-11 win over Malaysia’s Leong Jun Hao at the Indoor Stadium Huamark in Bangkok.

Sen made easy work of his opponent in 41 minutes as he breezed past to the semifinals.

The Indian, whose ranking has slipped to world number 23 from a career-high of six following below-par performances this season will face either China’s Lu Guang Zu or Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand.

On the other hand, Kiran George went down to France’s TJ Popov 21-16, 21-17 in the last eight stage. George, who had been making waves after he entered the quarterfinals of the tournament through the qualifiers.

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