Olympic Silver Medallist PV Sindhu silenced Sayaka Sato of Japan 21-13, 21-12 and registered her second straight win at the $1 million event. With this she now entered straight in the Dubai Super Series Finals.
Sindhu, who shunned World No 15 Sayaka twice this season, dominated the match from start to finish. There was no stopping of her defence mechanism.
World No 3 Sindhu beat Japanese opponent in a dominating straight-game that lasted for just 36 minutes. The 22-year-old Indian on Wednesday knocked down World No 9 He Bingjiao of China in her campaign opener.
Sindhu now stands tall with two wins from as many matches, same as World No 2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi. Both of the stunners have booked a berth each at the knockouts in women's singles.
Now, Sindhu and Yamaguchi will clash in their last Group A match on Friday. It is going to be an inconsequential match since both the players have made it past the group stage.
Sindhu is eyeing to notch up and end the season with a win at the Dubai World Superseries with a grit since this is her last tournament of the year. This year, overall, was a well-balanced scorecard for the shuttler. While she failed to clinch the Korea Open Superseries title for India, she held on to the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold crown, along with the silver medal at the Glasgow World Championships – a few of her greatest matches in history.
Sindhu has recently slipped a place to be number three in the world rankings.
On the other hand, Kidambi Srikanth faced his second consecutive loss to crash out of the Dubai Super Series Final on Thursday as he lost to Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen to bow out of the tournament.