P V Sindhu Seals Final Berth At Indonesia Open; Looking Forward To First Title Victory This Year

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Indian star shuttler and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu displayed the epitome of skills and form as she entered the finals of the Indonesia Open BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament winning against Chen Yufei of China with a straight-game win on Saturday, 20 July. 

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Indian star shuttler and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu displayed the epitome of her skills and form as she entered the finals of the Indonesia Open BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament winning against Chen Yufei of China with a straight-game win on Saturday, 20 July. 

Sindhu who has been struggling this season, regained her brilliance as she crushed her opponent world no 3 Chen 21-19 21-10 to enter her first final of the season. The World no 5 Sindhu, who reached the semifinals at Singapore and India Open this year, thus set up a summit clash with Japan's fourth seed Akane Yamaguchi.

Head to head Sindhu holds a 10-4 advantage over Yamaguchi, whom she has defeated in the last four encounters. Chen looked solid in the first game but a valiant Sindhu fought back to clinch two straight games to seal a berth in the finals. 

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The match started with a long rally but soon Sindhu fell behind at 4-7. The Indian then reeled off five straight points and the never looked back and she went on to win the match. 

Watch a glimpse of the match here:

The Indian shuttler will be looking to break the duck of titles this year in the prestigious Super 1000 event in Jakarta. Sindhu has not yet won a single title this season and by her own standards, this has been a very average year so far. With reaching the finals she is a step closer to change her fate around.  With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics drawing closer, Sindhu will look to up her game and nothing will be better than a title in Indonesia.

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