Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth defeated Lee Dong-keun of Korea in straight sets to make it to finals of Singapore Open 2017. With this win, Praneeth makes it to the final of Super Series for the first time. The Indian emerged victorious by 21-6 21-8 against the three-time Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold winner.
Lee Dong-keun proved no match to Praneeth as Indian shuttler dominated from the start. The 24-year-old from Hyderabad, who had clinched the Canada Open last year, came out with a well sorted strategy and executed it brilliantly to completely blow away his opponent in the opening game.In the second game, Praneeth continued to dominate the proceedings and zoomed to a 9-1 lead. Also Read- PV Sindhu loses in straight games to Carolina Marin in Singapore Open quarterfinal
The Korean managed to reduce the deficit to 4-10 before the Indian entered the break with a 11-4 lead.The Indian has some big wins in his career, which include victories against 2003 All England Champion Muhammad Hafiz, former World and Olympic champion Hashim of Malaysia, and three-time Olympic silver medallist and World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.
On Friday, India’s PV Sindhu was knocked out of the tournament. The Olympic silver medalist lost in straight games to Spanish rival Carolina Marin 11-21 15-21 in the quarterfinal.
(With inputs from PTI).