Sindhu Enters Final, Sets Up Title Date With Marin

0
119

New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu set up a mouth-watering summit clash with Olympic champion Carolina Marin after a hard-fought win over World No 4 Korean Sung Ji Hyun in the semi-finals of the India Super Series, here on Saturday.

Cheered on by a sizable crowd at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, 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.

---
---