PV Sindhu books spot in Korea Open final, faces Okuhara


Rio Olympics and World Championship silver medalist P V Sindhu stood a step away from winning the Korea Open Super Series after advancing to the finals of the women’s singles event, here on Saturday.

In the semi finals that lasted for an hour and six minutes, P V Sindhu defeated sixth-seeded Chinese He Bingjiao 21-10 17-21 21-16 in the semi-finals.

The 22 year old had come into the match with a 3-5 head-to-head count, having lost to the Chinese at the Asia Badminton Championship in April this year.

Sindhu thus set up a mouth-watering a clash with Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, her nemesis at the recent World Championship final which saw the two battle for an hour and 50 minutes at Glasgow last month.

Sindhu has won the 2016 China Super Series Premier and India Super Series this year, besides a title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow.

-PTC News