SINDHU REACHES KOREA OPEN FI­NALS

The Sunday Guardian - - The Big Story -

SEOUL:He Bingjiao to ad­vance to the women’s sin­gles fi­nal of the Korea Open Su­per­series here on Saturday. Rio Olympic sil­ver medal­list Sindhu staved off He with a 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 semi­fi­nal win in an hour and six min­utes at the SK Hand­ball Sta­dium. It was Sindhu’s fourth win in nine meet­ings over the 2017 Asia Cham­pi­onships bronze medal­list. In the fi­nal, Sindhu will meet No­zomi Okuhara, who con­quered the Hy­der­abadi in the World Cham­pi­onships fi­nal in Au­gust in Glas­gow. Eighth seed Okuhara got the bet­ter of com­pa­triot and sec­ond seed Akane Ya­m­aguchi with a 21-17, 21-18 tri­umph in 38 min­utes. Okuhara, 22, has a 4-3 lead in ca­reer meet­ings against 22-year-old Sindhu and Sun­day will present the In­dian a great chance to seek a re­venge for the Glas­gow loss.

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