Sindhu Scales Korean Wall, Reaches Finals

PV Sindhu - Sakshi Post

Olympic silver-medalist P V Sindhu defeated China's He Bingjiao in the semi-finals to set up a mouth-watering summit clash with world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan at the Korea Open Super Series.

The 22-year-old Indian had come into the match with a 3-5 head-to-head record, having lost to the Chinese at the Asia Badminton Championship this year. But that didn't matter as Sindhu saw off the World No.7 21-10 17-21 21-16 in a match that lasted an hour and six minutes here.

The World No.4 Indian, who had won the China Super Series Premier last year and clinched the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season, now stands just one win away from another title.

However, it will once again be her World Championship final nemesis and eighth seed Okuhara, who will stand in the way when they clash in the final tomorrow. The Olympic bronze-medalist Japanese entered the final with a 21-17 21-18 win over World No.2 compatriot Akane Yamaguchi, seeded second.

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