PV Sindhu storms into Indian Open Super Series 2017 finals, sets a date with Carolina Marin to avenge Olympic defeat!

PV SIndhu won the semi-finals against South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun by 21-18, 14-21 and 21-14 to reach the finals of Indain Open Super Series 2017 finals

PV Sindhu is on a song in the ongoing Indian Open Super Series 2017 and the only hope for the Indian Contingent as she reaches the finals of the tournament. Sindhu won the semi-final against the South Korean veteran shuttler by 21-18, 14-21 and 21-14. It was a whole-hearted effort from India’s Rio Olympics 2016 silver-medallist. She fought valiantly even after losing the second set quite comprehensively.

Sindhu’s judgement was spot-on as she reached the third game, she took a lead of 4 points straight away from where Hyun could not make a comeback into the game. She attacked right from the front and her deft touches on the nets were a joy to watch. She used her height to utmost effect reaching out for the wide-smashed shuttle and diving in to save every single point.

After a close first game she won by 21-18, Hyun dominated Sindhu in the second game trying to break her morale. Hyun devised tactics to throw her off the game and try to build pressure on the game. It was a game filled with passion for Sindhu as she screamed whenever she made a comeback into the game. The crowd too helped her with chants, cheering her up when Hyun narrowed down the deficit.

Sindhu’s father too came to the Siri Fort to watch the game from the stands, cheering her on every point. It was good to see a full house for Sindhu’s semi-final game.

With this win she has setup a perfect stage for the final of Indian Open Super Series 2017 final as she will be looking to avenge her Olympic defeat in the finals against Carolina Marin who deprived her from becoming the first Indian women to win a gold medal.

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