P. V. Sindhu v Carolina Marin: Head-to-Head analysis

Carolina Marin has won four of the seven encounters between the duo, with Sindhu winning the other three. Marin defeated Sindhu 21-17, 21-9 in their last encounter at the Hong Kong Superseries in November 2015.

P. V. Sindhu outclassed her opponent, Okuhara Nozomi, to register 21-19, 21-10 victory over the Japanese.   -  PTI

India’s P. V. Sindhu has set up a mouth-watering clash against World No. 1 Carolina Marin in the badminton women's singles. Sindhu will take on the World champion on Friday, hoping to become India’s first gold medallist in the sport.

The Spaniard has won four of the seven encounters between the duo, with Sindhu winning the other three. Marin defeated Sindhu 21-17, 21-9 in their last encounter at the Hong Kong Superseries in November 2015.

On Thursday, World No. 10 Sindhu registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semifinals over World No. 6 Nozomi Okuhara.

Marin also entered her maiden Olympic final, beating the defending Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China 21-14, 21-16.

Head-to-Head between the finalists

Date

Tournament

Winner

Scoreline

08-Nov-15

Hong Kong Open Superseries

Carolina Marin

21-17, 21-9

17-Oct-15

Denmark Open Superseries

P. V. Sindhu

21-15, 18-21, 21-17

24-Jan-15

Syed Modi International Grand Prix

Carolina Marin

21-13, 21-13

30-Aug-14

World Championships

Carolina Marin

21-17, 21-15

27-Jun-14

Australian Open

Carolina Marin

21-17, 21-17

11-Jun-11

Maldives Challenge

P. V. Sindhu

21-7, 15-21, 21-13

24-Apr-10

World Junior Championships

P. V. Sindhu

21-17, 21-19