PV Sindhu dished out a superlative performance to outclass Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in straight games and enter the women’s singles final of the Swiss Open.

PV Sindhu beats Mia Blichfeldt to sail into Swiss Open final. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • PV Sindhu entered the Swiss Open final after thumping win over Mia Blichfeldt
  • Sindhu was at her attacking best in the semi-final against Mia Blichfeldt
  • Sindhu beat fourth seeded Blichfeldt 22-20, 21-10 in 43 minutes

World Champion PV Sindhu was at her attacking best in the semi-final against Mia Blichfeldt as she sailed into the women’s singles final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament. Sindhu crushed fourth-seeded Blichfeldt 22-20, 21-10 in just 43 minutes to avenge her first-round loss at the Yonex Thailand Open in January.

Earlier, Sindhu had registered a 21-16, 23-21 win over Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the women’s singles quarterfinals. Sindhu gained a 17-12 lead before the Dane shuttler countered with some smart cross-court play and won five points to level at 17-17.

Sindhu will now take on either Olympic champion Carolina Marin or Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong for a shot at the Swiss Open title on Sunday. Notably, this is Sindhu’s first final appearance since the World Championships in 2019.

In Men’s Doubles, World No 10 pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face sixth-seeded Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in the semi-final today.

The Indian pair progressed to the last four after defeating the Malaysian combine of Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi.



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