BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu wins crunch semis tie
Indian women's badminton ace PV Sindhu could seal her maiden title of 2018 after reaching the summit clash of the BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou on Saturday. Sindhu beat former world champion Ratchanok Intanon in straight games to book a place in the finale. Sindhu will face Nozomi Okuhara in the final. Here's more on the same.
The premier player sealed the match 21-16, 25-23 in 54 minutes and will be facing a stiff test next against the 2017 world champion Okuhara. Okuhara won her semis match after sailing past compatriot Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 21-14. This is Sindhu's second consecutive summit clash appearance in the year-ending tournament. She was the runner-up last year in the BWF Superseries Finals.
Sindhu has been in top form in this tourney and went into the semi-final high on confidence. She topped her group with three victories. A win against her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying in three games, proved to be a crucial aspect in boosting her confidence. Sindhu saved three game points to win the match in the end.
Sindhu hasn't won a major title this year. She has been involved in five finals, but unfortunately lost all of them. She had also finished second at the 2018 Asian Games. Therefore, now there is a chance to make it count. Post the Games, her form saw a dip. But now, Sindhu could go on to do something special.