Dubai: Akane Yamaguchi of Japan beat PV Sindhu in the women’s singles final to win the 2017 Dubai World Superseries Finals in Dubai on Sunday. After losing the first game to the Indian shuttler by 21-15, the world no.2 registered an incredible comeback to take home the title.
Sindhu dominated the first game throughout as she kept Yamaguchi one the backfoot and didn’t allow her a sniff. The script did not change much in the first half of the second game as Sindhu lead the charge before Yamaguchi brought her A-game to the fore. Few long rallies, drop-shots, cross-court smashes, it was all there for the crowd to see. Drawing at 8 all, the Japanese sealed the second game by 21-12!
The final one was a treat as both the shuttlers fought neck to neck, with Sindhu keeping herself into the contest, despite throwing away her lead at times. A few wrong judgements from Sindhu allowed Yamaguchi the advantage, which she grabbed by both hands.
Previously, the Japanese shuttler thrashed Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon 17-21, 21-12, 21-19 to make her way into the semis.