India Open: PV Sindhu sees off Sung Ji Hyun to set up mouth-watering final against Carolina Marin

New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist PV 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, in New Delhi on Saturday.

PV Sindhu will meet Carolina Marin in the final. PTI

PV Sindhu will meet Carolina Marin in the final. PTI

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.

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.


Published Date: Apr 01, 2017 07:26 pm | Updated Date: Apr 01, 2017 07:26 pm



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