PV Sindhu downs Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 21-13, 21-15 to enter final

Updated: Feb 04, 2018, 12:14 IST | Agencies

Defending champion PV Sindhu outplayed Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 21-13, 21-15 to reach the final of the India Open here on Saturday

PV Sindhu
India's PV Sindhu returns to Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon during the India Open semi-final encounter in New Delhi on Saturday. Sindhu won 21-13, 21-15. Pic/AFP

Defending champion PV Sindhu outplayed Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 21-13, 21-15 to reach the final of the India Open here on Saturday. Sindhu will play World No. 11 Beiwen Zhang for the title. The American beat Hong Kong's sixth seeded Cheung Ngan Yi 14-21, 21-12, 21-19 in another semi-final.

Earlier, Indian mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy lost to Denmark's Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen in the semi-finals eighth seeded Indian pair, who had reached the semi-finals of the Japan Open last year, went down fighting 16-21, 19-21 against the fifth seeded Danish pair, who reached the finals at China Open and Hong Kong Open after starting as a pair at the Denmark Open last year.

All England Championships finalist Shi Yuqi of China set up an exciting men's singles summit clash with World No. 7 Taiwanese Chou Tien Chen, who had also reached the finals last year at India Open Super Series. Third seed Chen notched up a hard-fought 23-21, 21-16 win over China's Qiao Bin.

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