August 27, 2018 13:21 IST

Asian Games: PV Sindhu creates history, becomes first Indian woman to reach badminton singles final

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PV Sindhu in final after defeating world No.2 Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu created history as she stormed into the women's single badminton final at the 2018 Asian Games here on Monday but her compatriot Saina Nehwal had to settle for a bronze. After defeating World No.2 Akane Yagamuchi of Japan 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 in the semis, the 23-year-old became the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of badminton singles competition at the Asiad.
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PV Sindhu creates HISTORY!!! Sindhu will now face Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying on Tuesday. Tai had entered the final after defeating India's Saina Nehwal in straight games in the other semi-final on Monday.
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PV Sindhu Enters Final, India assured of First-Ever Silver in Badminton The clash between Sindhu and Yagamuchi was a hard-fought, edge-of-the-seat affair. The scoreline read 6-6 in the first game before Sindhu started to attack Yagamuchi's forehand to take a 11-8 lead at the break.