India Open Badminton: PV Sindhu beats Ratchanok Intanon in semis, one step away from retaining title
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu reached the final of Indian Open after beating Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon by 21-13, 21-15 on Saturday in New Delhi.
Defending champion Sindhu will now face World number 11 American Beiwen Zhang in the final.
“I didn’t take it easy. There were long rallies in both the games. Even though I took a 13-5 lead in the opening game, Intanon was slowly coming back. Each point mattered for both of us,” said Sindhu after winning her game.
A dominating victory for @Pvsindhu1!
— PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) February 3, 2018
Beiwen Zhang, who is a 2016 French Open runners-up entered the finals after eking out a 14-21 21-12 21-19 win over Hong Kong’s sixth-seeded Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in women’s singles.
Indian mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy lost to Denmark’s Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen in the semifinals of the USD 350,000 India Open Super 500 tournament, here today.
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