Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu continued her incredible run of form in the World Badminton Championships, earning a second successive final spot after seeing off Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi at the women’s singles semifinals today.
World number three Sindhu, who had finished runners-up at the Glasgow edition last year after losing to another Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in an epic summit showdown, notched up a superb 21-16 24-22 win over world number two Yamaguchi in a 55-minute hard-fought match.
“It was a good match overall. I hope this time it would be a better result then the last time. I have to prepare well for tomorrow, so its not yet over,” Sindhu said after the match.
The 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who also won two bronze medals in 2013 and 2014, will face Olympic champion and former two-time gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain tomorrow.
Marin had robbed PV Sindhu off a gold medal at the Rio Olympics after defeating the Indian in the summit clash.
(With inputs from PTI) (Featured Image – Scroll.in)