Sindhu wants title as wedding gift for sister

Dec 23, 2012, 08:46 IST | IANS

India's rising badminton star PV Sindhu reached her maiden final of a Grand Prix Gold beating Thailand's Sapsiree Taerattanachai in straight games in the women's singles semifinal of the KL Garg-Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold here on Saturday.

The World No 24, who missed her elder sister’s wedding in Hyderabad, beat the third seed 21-12, 21-14 comfortably in 39 minutes at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium. She next faces seventh seed and World No 33 Lindaweni Fanetri of Indonesia in Sunday’s final.

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu

Sindhu lost to Sapsiree in the same tournament last year when the Indian went down in the second round. “I played her last year too and lost that time. I had a fever then and a hamstring problem too,” said the No 2 seeded India who has beaten the Indonesian in the qualification rounds of the All England Open earlier this year.

“I have played her and have beaten her. I expect it to be a good match,” said Sindhu, adding that the title will be the perfect wedding gift for her sister P Divya.
“I’ll be missing her wedding but I can’t help it now having reached the final. I’ll try to win the tournament and give it as a gift to her,” she signed off.

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