PV Sindhu wins Silver in Asian Games 2018 Women’s singles badminton. PV Sindhu loses 13-21, 16-21 in the final, wins Silver. PV Sindhu dismantled Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi to become the first Indian to reach an Asian Games final, while World number 10 and Olympic medallist Saina played with good intensity but lost 17-21, 14-21 to a superior Tai Tzu Ying.
PV Sindhu outclassed second seed, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-17, 15-21, 21-10, to secure a place in the women’s singles badminton final at the Asian Games.
She started her Asian Games singles journey very shakily a few days ago but now P.V. Sindhu is just a step away from gold and glory.
PV Sindhu vs Yamaguchi: Head-to-head record
P.V. Sindhu goes into the semifinal of BWF World Championships on Saturday with a better head-to-head record over Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.
The Indian ace sailed into the semis after beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-17, 21-19 in a 58-minute quarterfinal match on Friday.
Meanwhile, Sindhu and Yamaguchi will clash for the 11th time. Out of their 10 previous matches, Sindhu has a better record with six wins over the Japanese shuttler.
But Yamaguchi will take confidence from the fact that she had beaten Sindhu 19-21, 21-19, 21-18 in their last outing at the All England Open in March this year.
They first clashed in 2013 at the Japan Open where Yamaguchi defeated Sindhu 21-6, 21-17. However, from 2017, in their last five outings – Sindhu has prevailed over Yamaguchi thrice.
BWF World Championships Nozomi Okuhara Akane Yamaguchi P. V. Sindhu