Sindhu reaches third successive World C'ships final

Sindhu reaches third successive World Cships final
PV Sindhu in action during her women's singles semifinal match against Chen Yu Fei.

Basel - Sindhu had earlier faced a tough challenge from Taiwanese shuttler



By IANS

Published: Sat 24 Aug 2019, 5:55 PM

Last updated: Sat 24 Aug 2019, 7:56 PM

For the third year in a row, ace India shuttler P.V. Sindhu stormed into the finals of BWF World Championships after defeating China's Chen Yu Fei in straight games.
The Rio Olympic silver medallist took 40 minutes to outclass World No. 3 Yu Fei 21-7, 21-14.
Sindhu looked sharp and focussed from the very first game itself while Yu Fei lacked pace as the Indian shuttler took just 15 minutes to take the first game.
Sindhu continued to dominate the Chinese shuttler in the second game. However, Yu Fei showed some fight in the second game as compared to the one-sided first game. But it wasn't enough to stop the Indian shuttler as she took the second game to enter the finals.
Sindhu will now take on the winner of the second women's singles semifinal between former champions Ratchanok Intanon and Nozomi Okuhara in Sunday's final.
Speaking to IANS after the match, Sindhu said: "Yes, I am happy but the final is still left. This game was good and I took lead from the very beginning and maintained it till the end. I know it is not going to be easy and so, I have to go back and prepare for it."
After an easy outing on Saturday, Sindhu had earlier faced a tough challenge from Taiwanese shuttler Tai Tzu Ying in the quarterfinals and commenting on it, she said: "There should be different mindset for different players as each player has her own mindset and style of play. As Yu Fei is also a very good player and it needed different mindset and prepration for her."
In the past, the Chinese shuttlers had dominated the sport, however, Sindhu has broken there legacy as she has outsmarted them several times. When asked about it, Sindhu said: "I am happy to beat them. But as I said, every player has their own style of play and when it comes to Chinese shuttlers, one needs to be very much prepared. Yu Fei is also one of them but as we regularly compete with each other in various tournaments, we know each other well."
Sindhu will now take on the winner of the second women's singles semi-final between former champions Ratchanok Intanon and Nozomi Okuhara in final and talking about the summit clash, the 24-year-old said: "Both are tough players to beat but I hope and will prepare to deliver my best. I know it is not going to be easy."


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