PV Sindhu through to China Open Superseries final

PV Sindhu will face China's Sun Yu in the final of the Superseries event after posting a 11-21, 23-21, 21-19 win.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:November 19, 2016 5:01 pm
PV Sindhu, Sindhu, China Open, China Open superseries, China Open badminton, PV Sindhu China Open, PV Sindhu final, badminton, badminton news, sports, sports news PV Sindhu beat Sung Ji Hyun in the semi-finals of the China Open. (Source: Express file photo by Ravi Kanojia)

PV Sindhu is through to the final of the China Open Superseries after coming from a game down to beat Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea 11-21, 23-21, 21-19. She will face Sun Yu of China in the final on Sunday. This is the third year in a row that an Indian woman will be in the final of the big event which has historically seen Chinese domination. In 2014, Saina Nehwal won the tournament but in 2015 she ended up as runner up to Li Xuerui. Now, PV Sindhu will compete against another Chinese for the title.

Sindhu has been in sublime form after winning the silver medal at the Rio Olympics – to become the best performance by an Indian shuttler at the Summer Games.

To add to Sindhu’s prowess, she saved three match points in the second game to hold her nerves and keep the contest going. From 17-20 down, she saved the three match points and then made it 21-20 to win crucial four points in a row.

Her opponent on Sunday – Sun Yu – is an up and coming player in Chinese badminton and has already made a mark by rising to number nine in the rankings and is seeded eighth at the China Open.

India’s representation at the China Open started with Nehwal losing in the first round while in the men’s department, Ajay Jayaram made the furthest foray where he lost to Chen Long in the quarterfinals.

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    Murthy
    Nov 20, 2016 at 4:17 am
    Well done Kumari P.V. Sindhu, We are praying for your success in the Final of China Open and in your bright career.
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      Milap
      Nov 20, 2016 at 5:50 am
      congrtulation sindhu
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      1. प्रकाश सुथार
        Nov 20, 2016 at 2:17 am
        We are proud of you and your exclusive sport. Keep it up also in your today's final. 130 Crore Indians eyes and hopes are stuck on you. Give your 100% and won China Open, a big achievement in your career.
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          rajan luthra
          Nov 20, 2016 at 2:37 am
          The only silver linining in dark clouds hovering over the mes.
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            ramesh Ramesh
            Nov 19, 2016 at 11:42 am
            More than 200 lines of cricket coverage and a mere few lines of a super series badminton S/F featuring an Indian! Stupid owner, editor and management of IE who think cricket is the only sport that deserves coverage.
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              k
              Nov 19, 2016 at 3:44 pm
              happy abt Sindu's feet/achievement but what happened to Team's manager's visa. China denied it; what Indian Govt did to protect its citizens. have they swallowed the insult and accepted china's stand on ArunachalPradesh? - srinivasan
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                ARVIND TILLOO
                Nov 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm
                Well done Sindhu. Our wishes for the finals.
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                  S.VISWANATHAN
                  Nov 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm
                  Best wishes PVS
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