Sindhu enters Thailand Open final

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Bangkok, July 14 (IANS) India’s star shuttler P.V. Sindhu overcame Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in three games here on Saturday to set-up the Thailand Open women’s singles final against reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.

World No.29 Gregoria stretched World No.5 Sindhu in the first two games of a semi-final. Second seed Sindhu dug deep to win the first game 23-21 before losing the second game 16-21. Gregoria ran out of gas in the third game, which Sindhu comfortably with a 21-9 margin.

Okuhara defeated United States seventh seed Beiwen Zhang 21-17, 21-10 in 34 minutes in the other semi-final.

Prior to Sunday’s final, Sindhu and Okuhara have fought 10 times in their careers, with both winning five times each.

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–IANS

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