SWISS Open Badminton – PV Sindhu in Finals: Ace India shuttler PV Sindhu on Saturday progressed to the final of the Swiss Open after registering a straight games win over Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the semi-final. Sindhu will now meet Carolina Marin in the finals.
PV Sindhu in Finals: Rio Olympics silver medalist clinched the clash 22-20, 21-10 that lasted for 43 minutes. The World No. 2 faced a tough fight in the first game as it went neck-to-neck till Sindhu finally bagged it at 22-20. But the Indian shuttler showed her class in the second game and did not give a margin for error for his opponent to dominate the match.
Swiss Open Finals – PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin: Sindhu will now face Olympic Champion Carolina Marin in the Finals on Sunday evening.
Later in the day, the men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lost to Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in straight games. Kidambi Srikanth also could not get pass World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in the Men’s Singles Semifinals.
Kidambi Srikanth defeated – Ace India shuttler Srikanth on Saturday crashed out of the Swiss Open after losing against World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in the semi-final.
Denmark’s Axelsen outclassed Srikanth 21-13, 21-19 in 41 minutes to proceed to the final of the tournament. Srikanth failed to get momentum in the first game and struggled to keep the shuttle on the court. In the second game, the Indian player tried to make a comeback but it was denied by the in-form Axelsen as he bagged the close-fought game 21-19.