Indian badminton sensation PV Sindhu has reached the finals of the BWF World Tour finals after a tough win over Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi on Saturday.
The two-time Olympic medalist won the fixture by 21-15, 15-21, 21-19 in an absolute thriller.
Sindhu had previously won the title in 2018 and it will be her 3rd final appearance in the season-ending tournament as she is the only Indian to achieve the record.
The 26-year old had a 12-8 win-loss record against Yamaguchi before meeting her in the semifinals which created a pressurized hype for the Indian.
SINDHU ENTERS THE FINAL🔥🔥
Sindhu def. 🇯🇵's Akane Yamaguchi 2️⃣-1️⃣ ( 21-15 15-21, 21-19) and will next play 🇰🇷's An Seyoung for the Title
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Sindhu will face Seyoung in the finals who had just won Indonesia Masters and Indonesia open and had already beaten Sindhu in the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open nearly a couple of months ago.
Sindhu, in the semi-final, was trailing by 0-4 in the first game but made a brilliant comeback to clinch the set in the end. Yamaguchi then thoroughly turned the 2nd game towards herself after a hard tussle.
The deciding game resulted to be a comfortable one for Sindhu at a moment when she got 7 straight points in between, the Japanese tried her best to make a comeback and the game went down to the wire in the end at 19-19 as the Indian won two straight consecutive points to wrap up the game.
PV Sindhu and Korea’s An Seyoung will face each other in the finals of the BWF World Tour competition on Sunday.