Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu beats Ratchanok Intanon to enter finals

PV Sindhu

Tai enjoys a healthy 7-3 advantage in career head-to-head records.

Even towards the end, Intanon prolonged Sindhu's win before the Hyderabadi shuttler challenged her smash.

Tai defeated third seed Sung Ji-Hyun of South Korea 21-9, 18-21, 21-7 in the other semi-final earlier in the day.

In BWF World Championship held from 21 to 27 August 2017 at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Sindhu won silver after losing to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the finals with sores 19-21, 22-20, 20-22. Get live score of PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying Hong Kong Open badminton final here. But, her performance against Ratchanok Intanon has dispelled notions that she is struggling. She never relinquished this lead, though Intanon closed the margin to 12-13 at one stage. In no time, the 22-year old won the first game.

After the Hong Kong tournament, all the top players will have a couple of weeks' break before heading to the season-ending Dubai World Series Finals. There is still a substantial gap between her own points tally, and that of the runaway leader from Chinese Taipei, but Sindhu has successfully defended the Hong Kong Open points she had against her name, to edge out Akane Yamaguchi, who had usurped the World No 2 ranking last Thursday.



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