World Super Series Finals:PV Sindhu Beats Carolina Marin To Reach Semis.
PV Sindhu exacted revenge on Carolina Marin for her loss in the badminton women’s singles final at the Rio Olympics, with an emphatic 21-17, 21-13 win over the Spaniard in her final round robin match at the BWF World Super series Finals on Friday.
We all lost a little heart when Indian shutter, P. V. Sindhu lost Gold at the Rio Games 2016 to the two-time world champion Carolina Marin. Yes, we were jubilant when Sindhu brought home silver but God knows, she deserved better.
However, in a classic turn of tables, Olympic medallist Sindhu has finally avenged her loss and has muscled out Carolina Marin.
In a do-or-die episode, Sindhu squashed Carolina at BWF Super Series Final tournament, securing a place in the semi-finals. At the end of the third Group B match, the score board looked emphatic with 21-17, 21-13.
She scored the victory over the Spaniard in the women’s singles category which was played yesterday in Dubai.
Needing a win to reach the semifinals of the tournament, Sindhu was at her dominant best as she brushed aside the challenge of Marin in straight games.
Marin, who took an injury time-out at the end of the first game, struggled to match Sindhu throughout the match, and went down without putting up any serious challenge.
A former World No. 1 Marin, who held a 5-2 head to head record, tried to play an aggressive fast-paced game and pumped herself with each point, letting out a war cry but Sindhu was equally up for the battle of nerves and she showed tremendous grit and nerves to emerge victories in a crucial contest.
With this win, Sindhu finished in the second place behind China’s Sun Yu, who won all the three matches, in Group B.
The former World No.1 Marin, put an aggressive front with 5-2 neck-to-neck score but Sindhu soon got hold of her nerves and thumped Marin in her game. The 46-minute long clash with the Rio rival was nailbiting and seemed like a must-win for Sindhu after she lost her second Group-B match to Sun Yu of China.
She lost 15-21, 17-21 to the Chinese player who ranks 6th in the world ladder.
The win has kept Sindhu alive in the race and hopefully the next match in Dubai will also be a win. You go get it, girl!