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BWF World Tour Finals LIVE: Korean teenager shatters PV Sindhu’s dreams, An SeYoung beat the Indian 21-16, 21-12, check highlights

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BWF World Tour Finals LIVE – Sindhu beaten in Finals: On her big day the double Olympic medallist from India, PV Sindhu once again was left disappointed. Sindhu was beaten in the BWF World Tour Finals by An SeYoung 21-16, 21-12. This was 3rd consecutive title for the Korean teenager in 3 weeks & for Sindhu – the wait continues for her 1st title since last two years: Follow BWF World Tour Finals LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

An SeYoung beat Sindhu: Playing in her 3rd finals of BWF Season Ender event, Sindhu was completely outclassed and outpaced by the Korean teenager.

An SeYoung won the 1st game 21-16 in just 18 minutes as the double Olympic medallist looked completely out of sorts and rattled by absolutely magnificient retreaving skills of the Korean.

The second game was no better and this time the An won by far bigger margin of 21-12 to win the biggest title of her carrer. She will now start favorite in the World Badminton Championship beginning in Spain next week.

Sindhu now has lost 3 times to 19 year old Korean in 3 meetings.

This was 3rd BWF World Tour Finals for Sindhu. She has earlier won the title in 2018 and was runners-up in 2017.

An SeYoung beat Sindhu: Sindhu will also now travel to Spain to defend her World Badminton Championship title which she won in 2019. Since that memorable win, Sindhu is yet to win a single tournament on BWF Circuit.

BWF World Tour Finals LIVE: PV Sindhu beats Yamaguchi to enter final against An Se Young, Lakshya Sen crashes out

An SeYoung beat Sindhu: BWF World Tour Finals LIVE: Sindhu vs An SeYoung starts, Indian in pursuit of 1st title in 2 years: Follow live updates

2nd Set Starts – Sindhu vs An SeYoung LIVE, can Indian champion fightback?

  • 17-10 – She has answer for all Sindhu’s shots, no chance for the Indian. THis will be her 3rd back to back title in 3 weeks.
  • 16-10 – just 5 points away from her 1st Year Ender Title
  • 15-8 for the Korean, great smash
  • 14-8 for An SeYoung – she is just at her dominating best, can retrieve everything
  • 8-10 Sindhu has pulled back two points, she needs to stay close
  • 10-6 for An SeYoung, she is winning all long rallies, she is playing like a silk – moving brilliantly – SINDHU needs to outpace her if she wants to win,
  • 6-5 Beautiful retrieving by An SeYoung, she now leads 6-5
  • 5-4 Good judgement by the Indian, for the first time in this match Sindhu is leading.
  • 4-4 Sindhu levels finally
  • 3-2 for An SeYoung, Sindhu needs to get a grip on this match as soon as possible or otherwise it will be curtains for the Indian

1st set – 21-16 to Korean An SeYoung

  • 21-16 to An SeYoung
  • 12-19: 3 consecutive points for Sindhu, this should give her some confidence.
  • 19-9: This is complete shock, Sindhu is completely out-manouveoured.
  • 16-8: Unlikely fightback for India, the pace is completely gone out of her shots
  • 8-13: Can Sindhu fightback? She needs to play something special here
  • 12-6: Again catching Sindhu on wrongfoot, great deception by An SeYoung
  • 11-5 at 1st changeover for the Korean, complete domination by the teenager.
  • 9-5: Sindhu looking error prone here, An SeYoung moving very well.
  • 2-5 to Sindhu, Indian star finally finds her ground, breaks the jinx
  • 4-0 to SeYoung, Sindhu needs to fightback as early as she can
  • 2-0 to An SeYoung, starts off brilliantly against Sindhu
  • The players are warming up on the court ahead of the high-octane clash
  • World No.7 Sindhu and 6th ranked An SeYoung graces the court.

An SeYoung beat Sindhu: Sindhu vs An SeYoung LIVE: Sindhu, the reigning world champion and two-time Olympic medallist, beat Yamaguchi 21-15, 15-21, 21-19 in a thrilling semifinals.

On the other hand the young Korean defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 25-23, 21-17 in the other semifinal to set up summit clash with Sindhu.

  • It will be Sindhu’s third final appearance in the season-ending tournament. She had won the title in 2018 to become the only Indian to achieve the feat. In 2017 she was runners-up.
  • Sindhu has been in fine form after picking up a bronze in the Tokyo Olympics. She had reached the semifinals in her last three events — French Open, Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open — before coming into the BWF World Tour Finals.
  • She finished runner-up in the Swiss Open in March.

Why An SeYoung is a big challenge for Sindhu? It won’t be easy for Sindhu in the final against Seyoung who had come into the season-ending tournament with back-to-back titles in the Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open.

The world number six Seyoung had also beaten Sindhu in the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open in October.

Sindhu has never defeated the Korean in the two meetings between the two.

Sindhu vs An SeYoung LIVE

Road to Finals: PV Sindhu

  • Sindhu defeated Yamaguchi 21-15, 15-21, 21-19 in 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand defeated the reigning world champion by 21-12, 19-21, 21-14 in a match that lasted for one hour and 11 minutes.
  • Sindhu beat German badminton player Yvonne Li in straight sets 21-10, 21-13 to seal the game in just 31 minutes.
  • She defeated Denmark’s Line Christophersen 21-14, 21-16 in a match that lasted for 38 minutes.

PV Sindhu (IND) vs An Se Young (KOR)

  • It will be Sindhu’s third final appearance in the season-ending tournament. She had won the title in 2018 to become the only Indian to achieve the feat.
  • Sindhu has been in fine form after picking up a bronze in the Tokyo Olympics. She had reached the semifinals in her last three events — French Open, Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open — before coming into the BWF World Tour Finals.
  • She had finished runner-up in the Swiss Open in March.

PV Sindhu (IND) vs An Se Young (KOR) Head to Head

  • It won’t be easy for Sindhu in the final against Seyoung who had come into the season-ending tournament with back-to-back titles in the Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open.
  • The duo has met only twice but Sindhu is yet to win a single set against the Korean superstar.
  • The world number six Seyoung had last beaten Sindhu in the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open in October.

BWF World Tour Finals LIVE: Sindhu vs An SeYoung starts, Indian in pursuit of 1st title in 2 years: Follow live updates

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