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PV Sindhu enters title clash of Dubai Superseries Finals, faces Akane Yamaguchi

World No. 3 PV Sindhu beat Chen Yufei, ranked eighth, 21-15, 21-18 in a 58-minute contest in a last four clash at the Dubai Superseries Finals. The Indian will now meet world No. 2 and top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the summit clash

other sports Updated: Dec 16, 2017 22:31 IST
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PV Sindhu will play Japan’s world No. 2 in the summit clash of the Dubai Superseries Finals.(Reuters)

Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu on Saturday entered the title round of the women’s singles in the USD one million Dubai Superseries Finals after beating Chen Yufei of China in the semi-finals on Saturday.

World No. 3 Sindhu beat Chen, ranked eighth, 21-15, 21-18 in a 58-minute contest at the Sheikh Hamdan Indoor Stadium here.

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The Indian will now meet world number two and top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the summit clash of the high-profile season-ending tournament on Sunday.

Yamaguchi had beaten Ratchanok of Intanon of Thailand 17-21, 21-12, 21-19 in the first semifinals earlier in the day.

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Sindhu had entered the semifinals with an unbeaten record, having got the better of all her three opponents in Group A.

She has been in fine form this season, having clinched two Super Series titles before winning a silver at the World Championship.

First Published: Dec 16, 2017 22:05 IST