Sindhu storms into Korea Open final

P. V. Sindhu defeated China's He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in the semifinal to face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final of the Korea Open Super Series.

Sindhu was made to sweat by He Bingjiao but she held her nerve to register a comprehensive win.

Rio Olympics and World Championship silver medallist P. V. Sindhu stood one step away from winning the Korea Open Super Series after advancing to the final of the women’s singles event on Saturday morning.

The 22-year-old Indian defeated sixth seeded Chinese He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in the semi-final that lasted for an hour and six minutes.

Sindhu thus set up a mouth-watering a clash with Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, her nemesis at the recent World Championship final which saw the two battle for an hour and 50 minutes at Glasgow last month.

Sindhu had come into the match with a 3-5 head to head count, having lost to the Chinese at the Asia Badminton Championship in April this year.

However, none of the stats mattered as Sindhu eventually sealed another Super Series final spot without much ado.

Sindhu has won the 2016 China Super Series Premier and India Super Series this year, besides a title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow.