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PV Sindhu finishes 2017 with silver at Dubai Super Series Finals

PV Sindhu became the second Indian shuttler to finish with a silver medal in the BWF World Super Series Finals.

PV Sindhu saw yet another heart-wrenching defeat in the final of Dubai Super Series Finals against World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi as she went down 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 in the clash that went on for exhausting 91 minutes. Even though it was Sindhu's third loss in a major final, Sindhu won everyone's hearts and the silver medal in the neck-to-neck encounter with the Japanese. The 22-year old Sindhu had defeated Yamaguchi on Friday in the last group but the long rallies and brilliant smashes by her final opponent had her too tired and exhausted. (Source: AP)

Pusarla V. Sindhu poses with the silver medal after she was beaten by Japan's Akane Yamaguchi. (Source: AP)

The Hyderabadi shuttler became the second Indian shuttler to finish with a silver medal in the season-ending tournament. (Source: AP)

Sindhu displayed exemplary defensive skills to pick up one smash after another from the 20-year-old’s racket before losing the match with two points in the end. (Source: AP)

Akane Yamaguchi celebrates with her coach after she won the final match against India's PV. Sindhu for the Dubai Badminton World Superseries Finals. (Source: AP)

Earlier, PV Sindhu, who remained unbeaten in the tournament, beat Chen Yufei 21-15, 21-18 in the semifinal to book maiden final berth. (Source: AP)