Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu enters finals after opponent retires hurt

Sindhu has remained winless on the tour for more than two years, despite winning the Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo last year.

PV Sindhu in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@AjinkkyaGumate

After her semi-final opponent Evgeniya Kosetskaya retired hurt after losing the opening game on Saturday, former champion PV Sindhu stormed into the final of the Syed Modi India International 2022. Before the match was delayed, Sindhu was crushing her 5th-seeded Russian opponent, winning the first game 21-11. Sindhu, the 2017 champion, will meet Malvika Bansod, a compatriot, in the final on Sunday.

Sindhu has remained winless on the tour for more than two years, despite winning the Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo last year. On Sunday, the two-time Olympic medalist will try to break the drought.

Malvika won a tight three-game match against fellow Indian, Anupama Upadhyaya, 19-21 21-19 21-7. After defeating former London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal at the India Open in January, the 20-year-old will be eager for another upset.

Sindhu was predicted to have an easy excursion based on her recent form, world rating, and head-to-head record. Sindhu, who is ranked seventh in the BWF rankings, had already defeated world number 28 Kosetskaya twice before Saturday’s match, and the Indian ace continued her dominance over the Russian.



WRITTEN BY
Sportslumo Desk

What do you think about the Article? Tell us

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.