India Open 2017: PV Sindhu beats South Korea's Sung Ji-Hyun by 21-18, 14-21, 21-14; sets up title clash with Carolina Marin

01 April 2017, 07:56 PM
PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu

India's top shuttler PV Sindhu on Saturday defeated Japan's Sung Ji Hyun in semi-final contest of Indian Open 2017 at the Siri Fort stadium in New Delhi.

Sindhu won by score of 21-18, 14-18, 21-14 to set up the title clash with Spanish star Carolina Marin. 

Sindhu now qualifies for the final of Indian Open where she will contest against world's best badminton player Carolina Marin.

Cheered on by a sizable crowd at the Siri Fort SportsComplex, Sindhu dished out a superb game of badminton to outwit second seeded Hyun 21-18 14-21 21-14 in a battle of nerves where fortunes fluctuated frequently.

The fans will get a chance to witness an exciting finale, which will be a rematch of the Olympic final which was watched by millions of fans across the globe.     

Earlier, two-time World Champion Marin of Spain defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, seeded fourth, 21-16 21-14 in an easy contest to reach the finals.     

Coming into the match with a 6-4 head-to-head record, Sindhu displayed nerves of steel as she produced some scintillating low lifts and dominated the nets to see off her opponent. 

Earlier on Friday, PV Sindhu overcame a stiff resistance from her fellow Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal to win her quarterfinal encounter 21-16, 22-20 and sail into the semifinals of the tournament.

Also Read: India Open: PV Sindhu defeats Saina Nehwal 21-16, 22-20 in all-Indian quarterfinals, seals semifinal berth


First Published: Saturday, April 01, 2017 06:46 PM
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