World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu reaches final after defeating Ratchanok Intanon

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 15, 2018, 03:56 PM IST

PV Sindhu. Photograph:(Twitter)

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Sindhu Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 21-16, 25-23 in the semi-final clash.

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu reached final of World Tour Finals on Saturday.

She defeated Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 21-16, 25-23 in the semi-final clash.

World number six Sindhu completed the 54-minute game, outplaying Intanon in straight sets.

"I was leading by 2-3 points but she took a lead in the end and I was making simple errors and I was nervous but I managed to be patient and fought for each point and finished on top," Sindhu said.

I have improved I believe. I am comparatively stronger now because earlier I used to keep thinking after losing points."

Sindhu and Inthanon started on an equal note, splitting the initial 14 points. 

Sindhu tried to attack taking an initial 6-4 lead, while Intanon tried to bounce back, however, ended up losing the first game 16-21.

The second game ended after a tie-breaker but it was Sindhu who emerged as the winner.

"It is going to be a long match. It is never easy as we know each other's game and on the day we have to strategies and play our game. There have always been long rallies and we have to be patient."

"I know I have won a lot of silvers but there is no pressure, I will just play the way I have played in the last four matches and if I can win this title it would mean a lot to me."

In summit clash on Sunday, Sindhu will clash with Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, to whom she had lost an epic World Championship final, last year.