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Denmark Open: P V Sindhu shocks world champion Marin to reach final

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 October 2015, 21:06 IST

Indian shuttler P V Sindhu pulled off a major upset at the ongoing Denmark Open in Odense on Saturday, 17 October, when she defeated world champion Carolina Marin in the semi-final to book a final date with Li Xuerui of China.

Sindhu started off strongly and took the first game in convincing fashion, by a scoreline of 21-15. In a closely fought second game, however, Marin levelled up proceedings by winning it 21-18. Sindhu came back into the match and won the third 21-17 to proceed to the final.

In the other semi-final, 2012 Olympics gold medalist Li Xuerui defeated seventh seed Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea 21-8, 20-22, 21-10 in 56 minutes to make it to the final.

First published: 17 October 2015, 21:06 IST
 
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