Key highlights: Marin thrashes Sindhu in World Championships final

Spain's Carolina Marin defeated P.V. Sindhu 21-19, 21-10 in the final of the BWF World Championships.

In their last outing, P.V. Sindhu had beaten Carolina Marin in straight games.   -  AFP

Key highlights from the women's singles final of BWF World Championships between P.V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin.

Second game:

2:34pm: That will be all, as Carolina Marin beats P.V. Sindhu 21-19, 21-10 to win her third World Championships title. Sindhu, somehow not been able to crack the mental barrier of crossing the final hurdle.

2:28pm: Marin now closing in on to her third World Championships title with a lead of 16-4 over Sindhu.

2:24pm: It looks tough for Sindhu to make a comeback at this stage with Marin leading 11-2 at the interval of the second game.

2:19pm: Sindhu looks clueless at the moment with Marin completely dominating the second game from the start. Marin leading the second game 5-0.

First game:

2:16pm: Sindhu is herself to blame as Marin managed to claw back brilliantly to take the first game 21-19. What would be Sindhu's game plan now?

2:10pm: Marin making use of the open spaces well, especially with those subtle drop shots at the net. Time for Sindhu to lift her game.

2:07pm: Sindhu being sloppy out there as Marin makes it 15-15 in the first game.

2:00pm: P.V. Sindhu at the interval of the first game leads 11-8 over Carolina Marin.

1:56pm: Too many unforced errors from Marin and Sindhu won't mind it as she now leads 8-7 in the first game.

1:51pm: As always, Marin makes an aggressive start by taking three early points but Sindhu does well to take the lead.

1:40pm: The mixed doubles final is through with Chinese duo Zheng Saisai and Huang Yuxiang winning the gold. Next up is the women's singles final, which we have been eagerly waiting for.

12:34pm: The action at World Championships now shifts to mixed doubles. So, some more waiting before the Sindhu vs Marin clash gets underway.

12:18pm: The Japanese pair of Misaki Matsutomo and Wakana Nagahara won the women's doubles final, beating compatriots Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota 19-21, 21-19, 22-20.

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Sindhu earned her second successive final spot after seeing off Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the semis on Saturday.

The world number three Sindhu had finished runners-up at the Glasgow edition of World Championships last year after losing to another Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in an epic summit showdown. The Indian ace played out a hard-fought 21-16, 24-22 win over world number two Yamaguchi in a 55-minute last-four match.

“It is going to be an aggressive match. Again we know each other’s game, so no easy matches, no easy points, just have to turn up and give my best,” Sindhu on her match against Marin.

The 23-year-old from Hyderabad has had previously won two bronze medals in 2013 and 2014.Marin had robbed Sindhu off a gold medal at the Rio Olympics after defeating the Indian in the summit clash.

Meanwhile, the head-to-head record is even for both the shuttlers at 6-6. But Sindhu will take confidence from the fact of having beaten Marin in their last encounter at Malaysia Open in June this year.

Marin advanced to her third World Championships final after beating Chinese eighth seed He Bingjiao 13-21, 21-16, 21-13.