PV Sindhu stormed into the final of the Syed Modi International tournament after her semi-final opponent Evgeniya Kosetskaya retired hurt.
PV Sindhu stormed into the final of the Syed Modi International tournament after her semi-final opponent Evgeniya Kosetskaya retired hurt. Before the match was delayed, Sindhu was crushing her 5th-seeded Russian opponent, winning the first game 21-11. Sindhu, the 2017 champion, will play her compatriot Malvika Bansod in the final on Sunday.
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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.
Arnaud Merkle beat Mithun Manjunath: 21-19, 17-21, 21-9
Lucas Claerbout beat Nhat Nhuyen: 15-21, 21-18, 21-15
Arnaud Merkle VS Lucas Claernout
Malavika Bansod beat Anupama Upadhyaya: 19-21, 21-19, 21-7
PV Sindhu beat Evengeniya Kosetskaya (retired): 21-11
PV Sindhu VS Malavika Bansod
The matches would be streamed live on DD Sports Youtube channel (Prasar Bharati Sports) and the live telecast will be available on DD Sports.