PV Sindhu had achieved milestones well ahead of time when she won the World Championship medal when she was still 17.
Fuzhou (China): Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu advanced to the semi-finals of the China Open after defeating local favourite He Bingjiao in straight games at the United States dollars 700,000 Super Series Premier event yesterday.
PV Sindhu defeated Sun Yu by 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 to win her maiden China Open title. However, Sung maintained her rhythm and held an 11-7 lead but Sindhu looked much better after the mid-game breather. Sindhu extended her lead to 15-9 in the match.
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Sindhu saved three matchpoints in the second game to push the match into the decider, and despite weariness creeping in, she held on to emerge victor.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered praises on shuttler PV Sindhu, who won her first ever super series title at the China Open, on Sunday.
Sindhu will face China's Sun Yu in the final on Sunday. Besides her current form, the home fans are going to support Sun Yu to the hilt, and make life hard for Sindhu. But she immediately regrouped herself and came back strongly in the second and third game. Eventually, the Indian scored a memorable win with a superb cross court smash. The Chinese also faltered with a lift and also hit wide as Sindhu reached 10-6. Sun defeated Taiwan's Tzu Ying Tai in the other semi-final. Before her, Saina Nehwal was the only Indian woman to win China Open badminton tournament in 2014.