Indian badminton star PV Sindhu defeats Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi, advances to Hong Kong Super Series Final

26 Nov , 2016 , 07:44 PM
PV Sindhu enters Hong Kong Super Series final (Image Source:Getty)
PV Sindhu enters Hong Kong Super Series final (Image Source:Getty)

Indian badminton star and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu advanced to the final of Hong Kong Open Super Series by defeating Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 21-14, 21-16.

The semifinal match lasted just 46 minutes and Sindhu will now face fourth seeded Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the final of the tournament.

Cheung had earlier beaten India's Saina Nehwal on Friday and was the local favourite.

However, Sindhu made some amazing smashes and returns to take the game out of her opponent's grasp.

The first game was a pretty close affair but Sindhu won it in 14 minutes with a margin of 21-14. 

She didn't let the advantage fritter and dominated the whole match to emerged victorious.

This will also be Sindhu's second consecutive Super Series final after her victory in the China Open Super Series.

Also Read: Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu enters semi-finals, Saina Nehwal bows out

It's been a great year for Sindhu who also won silver at the Rio Olympics, 2016.

Overall, it was a great day for Indian badminton as Sameer Verma too defeated Jan O Jogersen of Denmark and entered his maiden Super Series Final.

The Hyderabad lad defeated his third seeded opponent in a thrilling contest of 21-19, 24-22, lasting nearly 45 minutes.

Also Read: Badminton star PV Sindhu wins China Open, defeats Sun Yu to clinch her first Super Series title

First Published: Saturday, November 26, 2016 07:27 PM
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