Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu defeats China's Chen Yufei to set up summit clash with Akane Yamaguchi

Sindhu will now meet World No 2 and top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the summit clash of the high-profile season-ending tournament on Sunday.

PTI December 16, 2017 22:29:08 IST
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu defeats China's Chen Yufei to set up summit clash with Akane Yamaguchi

Dubai: Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu on Saturday entered the title round of the women's singles in the USD one million Dubai Super Series Final after beating Chen Yufei of China in the semifinals.

World No 3 Sindhu beat Chen, ranked eighth, 21-15 21-18 in a 58-minute contest at the Sheikh Hamdan Indoor Stadium.

Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017 PV Sindhu defeats Chinas Chen Yufei to set up summit clash with Akane Yamaguchi

India's PV Sindhu returns a shot to China's Chen Yufei during their semi-final match during the Dubai Badminton World Superseries Finals in Dubai. AFP

The Indian will now meet World No 2 and top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the summit clash of the high-profile season-ending tournament on Sunday.

Yamaguchi had beaten Ratchanok of Intanon of Thailand 17 -21 21-12 21-19 in the first semifinals earlier in the day.

Sindhu had entered the semifinals with an unbeaten record, having got the better of all her three opponents in Group A.

She has been in fine form this season, having clinched two Super Series titles before winning a silver at the World Championship.

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