New Delhi: PV Sindhu continued her good run as she progressed to the finals of Korea Super Series 2017. The Indian shuttler defeated China’s He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in a contest that lasted 66 minutes.
With this win Sindhu now faces Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, who she had lost to in the finals of the World Championships last month, in the final.
Before the match, Sindhu’s head-to-head record against Bingjiao was 3-5, but the Indian started brightly and took control of the game from the beginning against her Chinese opponent.
The Olympic medallist didn’t break too much sweat in the opening game, clinching it 21-10.
However, Bingjioa made a resounding comeback in the second game to win it 21-17 to level the tie and send jitters in the Indian camp.
Sindhu, however, held her nerves to win the third and deciding game 21-16 and set up what would be a repeat of the World Championships final.
The Hyderabadi shuttler lost 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 to Okuhara in the World Championships summit showdown.
That match, which was termed by many as one of the best matches in world badminton, spanned one hour and 49 minutes.
Meanwhile, Sindhu looks in good form in Korea Open. She had earlier defeated Minatsu Mitani of Japan 21-19, 16-21, 21-10 in the intense last-eight contest to make it to the semis.