Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu edged past Sung ji Hyun of South Korea to advance to the final of the China Superseries Premier badminton tournament in China on Saturday.
The Indian seventh seed lost the first game 11-21 but fought back to snatch the next two games 23-21, 21-19. The thrilling encounter lasted an hour and 24 minutes.
In the final, double World Championships bronze medalist Sindhu will face Chinese eighth seed Sun Yu who moved past Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying 21-8, 23-21 in 46 minutes.
Sun leads the head-to-head against Sindhu 3-2 but both the shuttler’s have grown a lot since their last meeting which was in March 2014.
Especially, Sindhu has made rapid strides in the badminton world, winning a bronze in the World Championships in August 2014 and finished runner-up in the 2016 Rio Olympics.