Dubai Super Series: PV Sindhu sails into Last 4

Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 09:33 IST | PTI

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu notched up a comfortable straight-game win to make it to the knockout stage of the Dubai Super Series Final here yesterday

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu notched up a comfortable straight-game win to make it to the knockout stage of the Dubai Super Series Final here yesterday. World No. 3 Sindhu took just 36 minutes to outplay Sayaka Sato of Japan 21-13, 21-12 and register her second straight win at the USD 1 million event. The Indian, 22, defeated World No. 9 He Bingjiao of China in her campaign opener.

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu

Thus, Sindhu now has two wins from as many matches, same as World No. 2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi. And both of them have booked a berth each at the knockouts in women's singles. Sindhu and Yamaguchi will clash with each other in their last and final Group 'A' match today. Sindhu, who had defeated World No. 15 Sayaka twice this season, dominated the match from start to finish. After breaking away from a 3-3 tie, Sindhu simply surged ahead and continued to extend her lead to win the first game without much ado. The second game was no different as Sindhu never gave her rival a chance to even pose a threat. The Indian kept on marching ahead, even as the Japanese fell far behind.

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