P V Sindhu enters Denmark Open Badminton tournament final
Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu on Saturday made it to her maiden Super Series final with a stunning upset victory over reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the Denmark Open. In the Super Series Premier event, at Odense Sports Park, the unseeded Indian beat the world number two and All England champion Marin 21-15, 18-21, 21-17 in a closely-fought semi-final that lasted one hour and 14 minutes. This was 20-year-old Hyderabadi’s first win against Marin in their last four outings. Sindhu, a twice bronze medallist in World Championships, will now take on former world number one and reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China in the summit clash on Sunday.Xuerui had beaten Korean seventh seed Sung Ji Hyun 21-8, 20-22, 21-10 in the other semifinal. Sindhu had never gone past the semifinals in the Super Series or Super Series Premier events.