Shuttler Sindhu one step away from clinching maiden title


Dubai, Dec 17 (UNI) Indian Ace Shuttler PV Sindhu stands a step away from clinching her maiden title at the BWF Super Series Finals after defeating Chen Yufei of China in the women’s singles semifinals 21-15, 21-18 in 59 minutes, to enter her maiden final of BWF Dubai Super Series Finals.

Sindhu, who has been unbeaten in the tournament so far, wrapped the first game against the World No 8 in 24 minutes. The Hyderabadi shuttler had a commanding start, winning five points on the trot. Glasgow World Championship bronze medallist Yufei made a quick recovery to go into the mid-game break, trailing Sindhu 11-10.

Sindhu said after the match, ”I really want to be the first Indian woman to win this tournament. Yamaguchi will be a tough opponent. I will have to be prepared. It will be a long, big match, so not thinking anything now. There will not be easy points,” she added.
Sindhu, who clinched the India Open and Korea Open titles, becomes the second Indian singles’ player and fourth Indian after Saina Nehwal, Diju V and Jwala Gutta, to do so.