PV Sindhu Swiss Open 2021: The Indian badminton player reaches women single’s finals, beating Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the semi-finals held on Saturday.
Ace badminton player and reigning world champion PV Sindhu has entered the women’s singles finals of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament after beating Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt. She outshone the fourth seeded Blichfeldt 22-20 21-10 in 43 minutes on Saturday.
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Sindhu avenged her first-round loss to the Danish badminton player at the Yonex Thailand Open in January this year. Moreover, this will be Sindhu’s first final appearance since the World championships in 2019.
The 25-year old Olympic silver medalist is awaiting her opponent in the finals, which would be decided after the other semi-final match between Spain’s Carolina Marin and Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong.
Meanwhile, the former champion Kidambi Srikanthfrom has been eliminated from the tournament after his defeat in men’s singles semi-final by first seed Viktor Axelsen. The latter scored 21-13, 21-19 over the former in 41 minutes. On the other hand, the men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty will take on fifth seeds Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in the upcoming men’s doubles match.
Women’s singles Semi-finals
The Indian star shuttler won over Blichfeldt in a controlled fashion.
The game started with both the players staying neck-and-neck on the scoreboard. However, Sindhu took a lead with 11-8 at the break, which she maintained even after her break and touched a 17-12 lead, which was followed by an equal 17-17 after a while. Sindhu again won the next three points, which Blichfeldt saved all and forced her opponent to bring up another game point, which the Indian converted.
The second game began in a similar way. However, Sindhu was more dominating this time and smashed an 11-6 lead at the break. Furthermore, she let her rival score only four more points before taking the game 21-10 and winning the match.