BWF Tour Finals | PV Sindhu storms into finals; Sameer Verma loses to Shi Yuqi

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BWF Tour Finals | PV Sindhu storms into finals; Sameer Verma loses to Shi Yuqi

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12/15/2018

PV Sindhu sealed a spot in her second successive final of the BWF World Tour Finals as she beat Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-16, 25-23 in the semifinals in Guangzhou. Meanwhile, Sameer Verma suffered heartbreak in the semis as he lost to Shi Yuqi by a scoreline of 12-21, 22-20, 21-17.

After topping the Group B, PV Sindhu secured a spot in the final of the women’s singles at the BWF Tour Finals in Guangzhou. Sindhu ensured that she would play her second consecutive final as she defeated Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon in straight sets by a scoreline of 21-16, 25-23. The world number six ended the match in 54 minutes.

In the first game, Sindhu got off to a steady 6-4 lead in the semi. Intanon tried to bounce back but eventually ended up losing the first game 16-21 in a little less than 20 minutes. In the second game, the world number eight gave a tough fight to Sindhu. The Thai shuttler took the match to the tie-breaker but Sindhu held on to her nerves and wrapped up the second game 25-23 to make the finals. The Indian ace will now face Nozomi Okuhara of Japan on Sunday in the final in a repeat of last year’s BWF World Championships final.

In the Men's singles semi-final, Sameer Verma won the opening game against the world number two but Shi Yuqi bounced back in the second game and ended up winning the second by a narrow 22-20 margin. In the third and final game, the Indian shuttler lost momentum against the Chinese and ended up on the wrong side of the match and suffered a 17-21 loss in the semis. 

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