Highlights, Korea Open Superseries, badminton results: PV Sindhu beats He Bingjiao, will face Nozomi Okuhara in final

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Highlights, Korea Open Superseries, badminton results: PV Sindhu beats He Bingjiao, will face Nozomi Okuhara in final
  • 13:49 (IST)

    So, that's it from us! The semi-final day of the Korea Open Superseries comes to an end. What a day for India's PV Sindhu today as she powers into yet another final of a mega event. Incidentally, the Indian will face Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in final tomorrow. The duo played a famous 117-minute marathon match just weeks ago in the World Championships final. It promises to be yet another thrilling encounter. 

    Before we sign off, check out tomorrow's schedule: 

  • 13:45 (IST)

    Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen beat Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan ​17-21, 21-16, 21-17 to enter the men's doubles final of the Korea Open Superseries. The Danish duo will square off against Indonesia's Kevin Sanjaya and Marcus Gideon. 

  • 12:55 (IST)

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  • 12:36 (IST)

    PV Sindhu storms into final

    India's number 1 women's singles shuttler gets the better of He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in 66 minutes to seal a place into the final of the Korea Open Superseries. Sindhu floored Bingjiao in the opening game but squandered the lead in the second. The Chinese shuttler was in control until Sindhu moved quickly at the net to trouble Bingjiao.


  • 12:23 (IST)

    19-15! Sindhu smashes one down the court and Bingjiao was unable to defend it. The Indian has a four-point lead. 

  • 12:21 (IST)

    17-14! Sindhu inches closer to the 21-point mark. She should take her chances from here on and frustrate Bingjiao with rallies. 

  • 12:20 (IST)

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    15-12! Sindhu judges Bingjiao's shot well and leaves the shuttle to land wide. The drift inside the Arena does the job for the Indian shuttler yet again. 

  • 12:17 (IST)

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    13-10! Sindhu has a three-point lead in the third and final game over Bingjiao. 

  • 12:14 (IST)

    At the mid-game interval, Sindhu leads 11-9 against Bingjiao. She has attacked quite convincingly from the forecourt and must look for the kill when the opportunity arrives. 

  • 12:12 (IST)

  • 12:08 (IST)

    8-6! Bingjiao hits the frame and Sindhu maintains her two-point lead as we approach the mid-game interval of the third game. 

  • 12:06 (IST)

    6-4! After winning the longest rally of the match, Sindhu bags another point in her kitty. Now, she must maintain the pressure on the Chinese. 

  • 12:04 (IST)

    5-3! Two consecutive points for Sindhu there. The Indian shuttler's defence can make the difference in the third game after looking at how the Chinese shuttler has responded in the second game. 

  • 12:02 (IST)

    3-3! It's a close affair in the third game as both the shuttlers have settled down quickly for the decider. Can Sindhu enter yet another final of a mega event? 

  • 11:58 (IST)

    Sindhu lost her footing right after the mid-game interval of the second game. 

    On to the final game.....

  • 11:55 (IST)

    18-16! Bingjiao has taken the lead out of nowhere in the second game. Sindhu must play smart strokes to avoid net shots from the other side. 

  • 11:52 (IST)

    15-15! It is neck and neck in the second game. Bingjiao moves quickly near the net to gain back-to-back points. 

  • 11:51 (IST)

    15-13! Bingjiao is slowly closing the gap on Sindhu's lead. The Chinese shuttler has struggled to lift the shots from the forecourt. 

  • 11:50 (IST)

    13-10! Sindhu has settled down well in the second game and is looking to finish the match early. Her shot-selection and forehand strokes have been accurate. 

  • 11:46 (IST)

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    9-3! Sindhu returns well and wins five points on the trot to take a steady lead once again in the match. Bingjiao banked on her attack but that has, in return, hindered her on-court movements.

  • 11:43 (IST)

    5-3! Bingjiao hits wide again and gifts a point to Sindhu who is in control of the strokes. 

  • 11:42 (IST)

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    3-0! Sindhu starts the second game strongly. The wristy shots from the forecourt have stretched Bingjiao. 

  • 11:39 (IST)

    PV Sindhu wins opening game: 21-10

    The fifth seed from India dominated the game from the start and had a grip on her foot movements and shots despite being pushed on the backcourt. He Bingjiao played a series of bad shots and put herself into pressure. 

  • 11:32 (IST)

    18-7! Sindhu opens an 11-point lead as Bingjiao continues to misjudge the shot. The shuttle lands wide and advantage Sindhu.

  • 11:31 (IST)

    16-7! It's one-way traffic at the moment as Sindhu successfully maintains her lead in the opening game. A series of errors by Bingjiao has put her under massive pressure. 

  • 11:28 (IST)

    13-5! Sindhu has covered the court with ease so far and that is turning out to be a problem for the struggling Chinese shuttler on the other side of the court. 

  • 11:26 (IST)

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    10-2! Sindhu is just surging ahead in the first game with an eight-point lead as we approach the mid-game break of the women's singles semi-final.

  • 11:23 (IST)

    7-1! Bingjiao doesn't look happy with the way the shuttle is moving inside the Arena as Sindhu runs away with the lead. The Indian looks in great touch. 

  • 11:20 (IST)

    4-0! PV Sindhu makes a perfect start to the opening game against He Bingjiao, who has misjudged two consecutive shots. 

  • 11:15 (IST)

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    PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao

    Fifth seed Sindhu will meet Chinese sixth seed He Bingjiao, who moved past South Korean third seed Sung Ji Hyun with a 21-19 16-21 21-19 victory in an hour and 17 minutes.

    Surprisingly, Sindhu trails 3-5 in head-to-head record against Bingjiao.

  • 11:11 (IST)

  • 11:03 (IST)

    Jonatan Christie beats Wang Tzu Wei: 21-13, 21-17 

    Indonesian Christie registered a comfortable victory over Wang of Chinese Taipei in straight games to set up an all-Indonesian men's singles final with Anthony Ginting. 

  • 10:31 (IST)

    Anthony Ginting seals final spot, beats Son Wan Ho 16-21, 21-18, 21-13

    The 20-year-old Indonesian shuttler stuns World No 1 Son Wan Ho in front of Korean fans in three games to enter his first ever Superseries final. Ginting started slow but got his rhythm back in the second game and the rest was just admirable. 

  • 10:06 (IST)

    Nozomi Okuhara enters final

    Reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara cruises past second seed Akane Yamaguchi in straight games to seal a place in yet another final of a tournament. The Japanese ace is in red-hot form since the start of August and there are only a few shuttlers who can mix the shots well like her. 

  • 09:54 (IST)

    Anthony Ginting makes it 1-1 with a 21-18 win in the second game against crowd favourite Son Wan Ho and forces the match into a decider. For the first time in the tournament, the World No 1 has been under pressure. Ginting has hit clean returns so far.

  • 09:41 (IST)

    Ginting takes a three-point lead against Son in the second stanza (13-10), while Yamaguchi claims four points on the trot (4-0).

  • 09:37 (IST)

    Nozomi Okuhara puts one foot in the final with a 21-17 win in the opening game against Akane Yamaguchi. The reigning world champion has a variety of strokes to unsettle her opponent and she does it quite comfortably in pressure situations.

  • 09:26 (IST)

    Son Wan Ho takes the first game 21-16 against Anthony Ginting. In the absence of Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan, the Korean has emerged as the man to beat in recent Superseries tournaments. Ginting should be more smart in his shot selection barring in mind Son's strong defence.

  • 09:16 (IST)

    The first women's singles semi-final is about to begin. Second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan will face off against world champion and compatriot Nozomi Okuhara

  • 09:14 (IST)

    Meanwhile, Son Wan Ho leads 12-11 in the opening game against Indonesian youngster Anthony Ginting Sinisuka. The Korean shuttler will be hoping to impress the home crowd and fulfil the expectations.

  • 09:11 (IST)

    In the mixed doubles, fourth seed Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto floored Marvin Seider and Linda Efler of Germany to seal a place in the final.

  • 09:09 (IST)

    Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl beat Chang Ye Na and Lee So He 17-21, 21-18, 21-14 to enter the final of women's doubles event.

Quarter-finals report: Indian star shuttler PV Sindhu advanced to the women's singles semi-finals, while Sameer Verma and the men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty lost in the quarter-finals of the Korea Open Superseries on Friday.

Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu fought off Japanese Minatsu Mitani with a 21-19, 16-21, 21-10 victory in an hour and three minutes at the SK Handball Stadium.

With this win, three-time World Championships medallist Sindhu has equalised 2-2 in career meetings with the Japanese.

The Indian fifth seed will meet Chinese sixth seed He Bingjiao, who moved past South Korean third seed Sung Ji Hyun with a 21-19 16-21 21-19 victory in an hour and 17 minutes.

Sindhu trails 3-5 in head-to-head record against Bingjiao.

The other women's singles semi-finals will be contested between Japanse talents, reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara and Akane Yamaguchi.

Sameer, meanwhile, lost to South Korean top seed Son Wan Ho 22-20, 10-21, 13-21 in an hour and nine minutes.

Sameer had stunned Son during first meeting -- at the India Open in March earlier this year. But Son this time played a nearly flawless game to enter the last four stage.

Son will meet Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, while Chinese Taipei's seventh seed Wang Tzu Wei will face Indonesian Jonatan Christie in the men's singles semi-finals.

The teenage doubles pair of Satwik-Chirag lost to Japanese third seeds Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda 14-21, 21-17, 15-21 in 55 minutes.

Updated Date: Sep 16, 2017 13:50 PM

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