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India Open: Sindhu to face Zhang in title clash

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 February 2018, 13:02 IST
P V Sindhu (ANI)

Rio Olympics silver-medallist P.V. Sindhu will aim to win her second consecutive India Open title as she faces Zhang Beiwen of the USA in the final showdown at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Sunday.

Indian heavyweight Sindhu reached the final with an impressive 21-13, 21-15 win over third seed Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand in a 48-minute long contest.

Earlier, Indian mixed doubles duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy lost to Denmark's Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen but smiles on the faces of home crowd were back when Sindhu showcased masterclass to beat two-time former champion Intanon.

Sindhu's final opponent Zhang made it to the summit clash after defeating Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 14-21, 21-12, 21-19.

Zhang is the world No. 11 and is seeded five in the tournament.

It will be the fifth meeting between World Championship silver-medallist Sindhu and Zhang.

The Indian has a current head-to-head record of 3-1 against the Chinese-American.


First published: 4 February 2018, 13:02 IST