PV Sindhu Enters Swiss Open Final


Basel: Indian shuttler star P V Sindhu entered the women’s singles final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament after she outclassed Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in straight games in Basel on Saturday.

Sindhu defeated fourth-seeded Blichfeldt with 22-20 21-10 scoreline in just 43 minutes. This is Sindhu’s first final appearance since the World Championships in Basel in 2019.

On Friday night, former champion Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the men’s singles semifinals after a straight game win over sixth seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand. However, the Indian conceded a 21-13 21-19 defeat against Vix Axelsen of Denmark in the clash on Saturday.

World no. 10 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also entered the semifinals of the super 300 event, continuing their good run following a last four finish at Toyota Thailand Open in January. Second seeds Satwik and Chirag saw off fifth seeds Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 12-21 21-19 21-12 in the men’s doubles competition on Friday night.

Satwik and Chirag will face sixth seeded Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.

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