Indian shuttler upsets top seed to enter Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold final
Penang (Malaysia): Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu scored an upset victory over top seed Ji Hyun Sung of Korea in a hard-fought three setter to storm into the women’s singles final of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Saturday.
PV Sindhu, who was on song on Saturday. PIC/Getty Images
Sindhu, the double World Championship bronze medallist, beat her World No 8 Korean opponent 21-19, 12-21, 21-10 in a semifinal contest that lasted one hour and nine minutes. The World No 12 Indian thus put herself on course for a fifth Grand Prix Gold event. She had won the same tournament in 2013 before bagging three more Grand Prix Gold tournament titles at the Macau Open (2013, 2014 and 2015).