1. World Super Series: As Saina Nehwal misses out, Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu qualifies for the Finals

World Super Series: As Saina Nehwal misses out, Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu qualifies for the Finals

After mind-blowing performances in the last two qualifying tournaments, ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu had made it to the World Super Series Finals, being the first Indian to qualify for the tournamnet across all five formats of the game. The tournament, to be played in Dubai from December 14 to 18 will be featuring the […]

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 29, 2016 1:46 PM
Though, with two events left in the tour, PV Sindhu was ranked 16th in the Destination Dubai Rankings, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist's victory at the China Open gained her 11,000 points. (AP) Though, with two events left in the tour, PV Sindhu was ranked 16th in the Destination Dubai Rankings, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist’s victory at the China Open gained her 11,000 points. (AP)

After mind-blowing performances in the last two qualifying tournaments, ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu had made it to the World Super Series Finals, being the first Indian to qualify for the tournamnet across all five formats of the game. The tournament, to be played in Dubai from December 14 to 18 will be featuring the top eight single players and double pairs from the year’s World Super Series tour.

Though, with two events left in the tour, PV Sindhu was ranked 16th in the Destination Dubai Rankings, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist’s victory at the China Open gained her 11,000 points, thereby reviving her chances of making it to the World Super Series Finals.

Sindhu’s qualification for the last ticket for women’s singles to Dubai, was tight in competition with another ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, Japan’s Sayaka Sato and Minatsu Mitani and Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk. After her loss in the quarter finals of the Hong Kong Open, former World No 1, Saina Nehwal finished at the ninth position overall, failing to qualify for the World Super Series finals.

Other qualifiers for the prestigious event in Dubai includes 2016 Rio Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin, Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying, who recently defeated Sindhu in the finals of the Hong Kong Open, Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi, China’s Sun Yu and He Bingjiao, Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon, who won three Super Series titles in three weeks in 2016 and South Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun.

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