Highlights, BWF World Tour Finals result: PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win season-ending title

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Highlights, BWF World Tour Finals result: PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win season-ending title

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Dec 16, 2018 - 12:01 (IST)

That's it from us on this glorious Sunday morning made even more glorious by the history-making PV Sindhu! Thank you!

Dec 16, 2018 - 12:00 (IST)

Silver has finally turned gold for PV Sindhu!

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:58 (IST)

The wait is over for PV Sindhu!

Sindhu doesn't have to settle for second best anymore. As Gopichand once said: 'It will come'. 

The time has finally come.

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:54 (IST)

PV Sindhu wins the BWF World Tour Finals!

PV Sindhu's patient display against a spirited Nozomi Okuhara made the difference at the end. The Indian ace gets her first World Tour gold after taming No 2 seed 21-19, 21-17. No more silver lining, it's time for the golden aura to shine.

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:43 (IST)

Sindhu 19-16 Okuhara

What a finish that was! Sindhu seems really calm at the net, which has allowed her to move freely from the mid-court area.

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:43 (IST)

Sindhu 18-16 Okuhara

Okuhara did well to attack but eventually, she committed yet another costly error at the net. Sindhu with the opportunity to put pressure on Okuhara.

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:40 (IST)

Sindhu 17-15 Okuhara

Okuhara hits a magnificent reverse slice drop to close the gap. Sindhu still has the advantage.

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:39 (IST)

Sindhu 15-13 Okuhara

Okuhara wins a 48-shot rally and she is nowhere near giving up. Both players showed great determination to clear from the back and hit winners.

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:37 (IST)

Sindhu 14-12 Okuhara

The Indian controls her net shots to perfection and opens up a two-point lead yet again.

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:33 (IST)

Sindhu 12-11 Okuhara

Okuhara is slowly catching up by hitting it deep. It is a much better display from Sindhu in the second game, however, she must bag points quickly to cause damage.

Report: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in straight games in their women's singles semi-final at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals on Saturday.

Highlights BWF World Tour Finals result PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win seasonending title

PV Sindhu will take on Nozomi Okuhara in the final. STR/AFP

The 23-year-old Olympic silver medallist, who has not lost to World No 8 Intanon in the last two years, breezed into the final after quashing her Thai opponent 21-16, 25-23 in 54 minutes.

The World No 6 from Hyderabad — who entered the semi-finals after defeating Beiwen Zhang of the US 21-9, 21-15 on Friday — dominated the first game, winning it in 20 minutes after grabbing an initial 6-4 lead.

Intanon bounced back in the second game but Sindhu did not lose nerve and won it in a nail-biting finish to wrap up the match.

Sindhu will now play against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final on Sunday.

With inputs from IANS

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