PV Sindhu Defeated World Number 2 Carolina Marin to Enter Denmark Open Final
PV Sindhu proceeded with her Exquisite performance in the Denmark Open badminton tournament as she crushed world number two Carolina Marin of Spain 21-15, 18-21, 21-17 in a semi final match that lasted 72 minutes.
P.V. Sindhu answered all the critics with her fine run in the tournament after her maiden Super Series final with a stunning upset victory over reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain. This was 20-year-old Hyderabadi’s first win against Marin in their last four outings.
Sindhu,a two times bronze medallist in World Championships, will now take on former world number 1 and ruling Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China on Sunday in the USD 650,000 Super Series Premier event.
Sindhu had never gone past the semifinals in the Super Series or Super Series Premier events.
PV Sindhu vs. Carolina Marin Match History
Both Sindhu and Marin began the match on an equal footing before the Indian snatched five points on the trot to build an 8-3 lead before Marin closed the gap gradually.
Sindhu, the lone surviving Indian, kept the lead as the two opponents exchanged their services for a while before the Indian took four straight points to reach to game point before stashing the first set 21-15.
In the start of second set the world no. 2, Marin has shown the skills that she has been known for as she took the early lead but the Indian fought back immediately to make it 3-3 and then 5-3 by winning four straight points.
But suddenly, Sindhu lost her concentration as world number two Marin made it 6-6 before zooming to 11-6 by taking five points on the trot.
In spite of the fact that the unseeded Indian made a brilliant recuperation to take the score to 16-18 yet Marin kept her level headedness to take the next two points and reach to game point. Sindhu made a last-ditched effort by winning the next two points but the Spaniard finished off the second set 21-18 with a cross-court smash to take the match to the decider.
The last set was an intense challenge as both the players were not willing to give an inch to the other. The score was first tied at 5-5 and then 8-8 after that Marin inched ahead at 12-9. At that point it appeared as Marin would run away as winner yet Sindhu made a splendid fightback and narrowed the lead to 11-12.
The Spaniard once again took three points in a row to stretch her lead over Sindhu and it seemed that she would break free only to see a resilient Sindhu closed the gap to take the score to 14-16.
From that point on, the Indian won six points on the trot to reach to the game and match point. Though Marin made one last try by winning a point and takes the score to 17-20 yet it was all over soon as Sindhu bagged the next point to pocket the deciding set and the match.