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BWF World Championship 2018 final: Sindhu ready to give her best vs Marin


first_imgPV Sindhu stormed into her second straight World Championship final on Saturday after beating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the semi-finals.In a match that lasted 55 minutes, Sindhu registered a 21-16, 24-22 win over Yamaguchi.Sindhu, who lost in the World Championship final last year to Nozomi Okuhara, is hoping for a different result this time.”It was a good match overall. I hope this time it would be a better result than the last time. I have to prepare well for tomorrow, so its not yet over,” Sindhu said after the match.Sindhu entered the match with a 6-4 head-to-head record against Yamaguchi, who had defeated the Indian in big-ticket events such as All England Championship this year and Dubai Superseries Final last year. The duo faced off twice this year with each registering a win.Badminton World Championships 2018: Sindhu sets up final against Marin”We know each other’s game, we play very often, we played at the All England Championship. So we needed to be patience and consistent to win. I was prepared for long matches because both Yamaguchi and Okuhara are very good players and can go on and on in the rallies,” Sindhu said.”So I had to be on the court always. In the second game when I was down, I still had hope that till the last point it wasn’t over for me, so I kept trying. I had to work hard to get each point.”The 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who also won two bronze medals in 2013 and 2014, will face Olympic champion and former two-time gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain on Sunday.advertisement”Tomorrow is going to be an aggressive match. Again we know each other’s game, so no easy matches, no easy points, just have to turn up and give my best tomorrow,” Sindhu said.Marin reached the final after beating China’s He Bingjiao in the first semi-final of the day.The Spaniard dished out a clinical performance as she registered a 21-17, 21-10 win over the home favourite.last_img

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