Meanwhile, World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in straight sets, 21-16, 21-14 to reach the finals. Barring the loss to world No 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the All England quarterfinals, it's been a great start to 2017 for Sindhu. Sindhu kep her never intact and her confidence high as she smashed and maneuvered her way to a historic 21-16 scoreline, to wrap up the match in straights games.
PV SindhuI really played well. It has been long time that I had come so far in any tournament in a long time.
With this victory, Sindhu has set-up a blockbuster clash with top-seed Carolina Marin in the final of the competition to be played on Sunday. Marin conceded the game even as she hit a smash into the net. I would like to thank the spectators, they were really very supportive. "I believe it was an advantage".
'She came back but I told myself if she can win so many points why can't I, ' Sindhu said.
The Indian reached game point when Marin found the net and she wrapped it up in no time with a body smash.
Then, Saina made her first service error at this critical juncture.
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Sindhu took control of the first game with an early 5-point run but had trouble from the opposite end in the second. It's a different matter that I won silver.
Indian shuttlers have been plagued by a series of injuries and Gopichand admitted things got a bit messed up past year due to the Olympic qualification. "It was good that Gopi sir was sitting on the official coach's chair". But it's getting better.
But Marin edged her out for the top spot in that classic contest. "It happens sometimes... I was a bit error-prone".
'I gave my everything at the Olympics and it is not always that one can perform at such level. She hasn't won a tournament since her Olympic gold. "This event was a stepping stones for future goals".
Both shuttlers were ousted in the quarter-final of last month's All England Championships and both would be wanting make amends with a title in India. The final will be a cracker, I bet.
In the other semi-final, the current world #1 and defending champions took down 2015 runners-up Mads Conrad-Petersen / Mads Pieler Kolding in three.