Korea Open: PV Sindhu beats He Bingjiao, reaches finalLast updated on Sep 16, 2017, 02:16 pm
PV Sindhu stormed into her second Super Series final of the year by beating China's He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in an encounter that lasted 66 minutes at the semi-final of the Korea Open Super Series.
The 22-year-old shuttler will now face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final, who defeated her in the final of the BWF World Championships last month.
Tough match for Sindhu
It was always going to be a tough match.
She had come in with a 3-5 win-loss record against the Chinese and had even lost in their last encounter at the Asia Badminton Championship in April.
In the first game, she did manage to win without any hiccups but too many unforced errors cost her the second.
Eventually, Sindhu won the third game comfortably.
It has been Sindhu's year
Sindhu won her silver medal in the Rio Olympics nearly a year back.
After that, she has been on terrific run, winning two Super Series title and a Grand Prix title.
She won the 2016 China Super Series Premier and India Super Series this year, and also made it to the final of the World Championships last month.
Can Sindhu win the gold?
Sindhu has a 3-3 head-to-head record against Okuhara.
While she had managed to get the better of the Japanese at the Olympics and the Singapore Open, Okuhara beat Sindhu at the World Championships final.
It would be yet another difficult match, and according to some, Sindhu is not yet 'gold material'.
But, if you ask me, she might just take her revenge this Sunday.