Swiss Open: Sindhu enters final, Srikanth & Satwik-Chirag bow out in semis

Sindhu won her match in straight games while Srikanth and the Satwik-Chirag pairing lost their matches in straight games.

Sindhu will face Carolina Marin for the title on Sunday- REUTERS

Reigning world champion P V Sindhu dished out a fine performance to outclass Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in straight games and enter the women's singles final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament on Saturday.

Sindhu beat fourth seeded Blichfeldt 22-20 21-10 in 43 minutes to avenge her first-round loss to the Danish world number 12 at the Yonex Thailand Open in January.

This is Sindhu's first final appearance since the World championships here in 2019 and the second seeded Indian will take on top seed and Rio Olympics gold medallist Carolina Marin in the summit clash on Sunday.

Ace India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of Swiss Open after losing to World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in the semifinal on Saturday.

Axelsen outclassed Srikanth 21-13, 21-19 in 41 minutes to qualify for the final.

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Srikanth struggled to keep pace with Axelsen in the first game. He tried to gain momentum in the second but was denied.

In the third and final semifinal of the day, involving an Indian player, the doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost 10-21 17-21 to sixth seeded Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.

The Indian duo had a last four finish in their last event at Toyota Thailand Open in January.

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