India’s PV Sindhu is on a phenomenal run as she continues unbeaten in the year 2016. This time she went on to upset top seed Sung Ji Hyun at the Malaysia Masters semi-finals. She now goes on to make her way to the first final of the year against unseeded Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland. However, Kidambi Srikanth ran out of gas in the semis losing to unseeded Zainuddin Iskandar Zulkarnain in straight sets.
PV Sindhu overcomes tough battle to book final spot
In a match lasting over an hour, the games witnessed numerous ups and downs for both the players but the Indian proved to be hungrier for the win after playing out three games.
The first game witnessed no individual succeeding in gaining momentum in the earlier moments. At 11-9 down, Sindhu took advantage leaving the Korean startled with eight consecutive points. The game was far from over as Hyun made her comeback winning points but fell a little short at the end losing 21-19. The second game witnessed a dramatic turn of events as Hyun took charge and easily overpowered Sindhu taking seven consecutive points twice in the game to level the match and force a decider. However, Sindhu’s determination only rose with the slight setback as she came all guns blazing in the final game to win 21-10 to book her spot in the final.
The Indian has only played the Scottish once in 2013 and the result is one that Sindhu would not want to remember.
On the other hand, India’s top ranked men’s singles player and third seed Kidambi Srikanth choked yet again. He took the fight up in the first game going deuce after deuce in a very closely fought battle. The first game ended 27-25 against the Indian and it did not take long before he lost the second game 21-9 to bow out from the Malaysia Masters.