With an exclusive comeback after being three match points down, ace shuttler PV Sindhu, today defeated Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea 11-21, 23-21, 21-19, to reach the final of the China Open Superseries. Sindhu will be facing China’s Sun Yu in the final on Sunday.
With this year the third in a row, for the historical event, previously dominated by the Chinese, to witness an Indian shuttler in the final, Sindhu will be competing another Chinese for the title.
Earlier, Saina Nehwal had won the title in 2014, while in 2015 she was a runner up to Li Xuerui.
The Rio Olympics silver medalist, PV Sindhu, became the best performer among Indian shuttlers at the Summer Games. Holding her nerves even after been 17-20 down, the ace Indian shuttler saved three match points to make it 21-20, thereby winning the crucial four points in a row.
In the final on Sunday, Sindhu will be facing Sun Yu, ranks number 9 internationally and is seeded eight in the China Open.
While the woman shuttlers from India had made it to the finals for three years in a row, among men shuttlers, the best performance was by Ajay Jayaram when he lost to Chen Long in the quaterfinals.