Asian Games: PV Sindhu enters women’s singles final


Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to reach the singles final in Asian Games after she defeated World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 in the second women’s singles semi-final.

The ace shuttler won the first game easily and was cruising in the second, having taken a four-point lead over the Japanese, when she lost momentum to lose the second 15-21.

Sindhu, however, kept her cool as she romped home to victory after clinching the decider 21-10 to script history and enter the women’s singles final where she will meet World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chineses Taipei.

Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal settled for the bronze after losing to Tzu Ying in the first semi-final in straight games 17-21, 14-21.