PV Sindhu Rallies to Beat Akane Yamaguchi in BWF Superseries Finals Opener

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PV Sindhu is playing in her maiden BWF Superseries Finals.

India’s PV Sindhu came from a game down to defeat Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in her opening game of BWF Superseries Finals in Dubai on Wednesday.

In a match that lasted a little over one hour, Sindhu prevailed 12-21, 21-8, 21-15 over her second seeded rival. India’s first Olympic silver medal winning badminton player will next face China’s Sun Yu.

Sindhu’s group also has Carolina Marin, who defeated her in the Olympic final.

The eight players in the Superseries Finals have been divided into two pools of four player each. Two players fromeach group will qualify for the semi-finals.

Sindhu is the lone Indian in the women’s singles category at the BWF Superseries Finals.

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