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Madrid Masters: PV Sindhu Beats Yeo Jia Min To Reach First Final Of The Year | Badminton News

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Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu reached her first remaining of the 12 months as she eked out a straight-game victory over Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min at Madrid Spain Masters Super 300 event in Madrid on Saturday. The second seed Sindhu toiled exhausting for 48 minutes to tug off a 24-22. 22-20 win over the lowly-ranked Singaporean shuttler in an intensely fought ladies’s singles semifinals. Sindhu got here to the match with a 4-0 head-to head report in opposition to Min.

Trailing 15-20, Sindhu, confirmed immense combating spirit as she saved seven recreation factors to take the primary recreation 24-22.

She used the physique smash to nice impact and transformed the one recreation level alternative she had.

In the second recreation, Sindhu trailed 1-4, earlier than opening a 5 level lead at 11-6.

World no 33 Min nevertheless, performed a beautiful drop shot to stage the scores at 17-17. Sindhu then had two match factors however Min handle to avoid wasting each of them earlier than driving one vast, giving the Indian her third match level.

This time Sindhu made no errors as Min discovered the web.

It is Sindhu’s first remaining since profitable the gold and the Commonwealth Games final 12 months.

She will face the winner of the second semifinal conflict between native favorite and prime seed Carolina Marin and Indonesia’s Gregoria Tunjung.

The win will come as an enormous morale increase for Sindhu who has been struggling for kind this season since returning to motion following a protracted damage lay off. Sindhu has dropped out of the highest 10 for the primary time since November 2016.

She made a primary spherical exit from the distinguished All England Championship and didn’t defend her Swiss Open Super 300 badminton title earlier this month.

She had made first-round exits on the Indian Open and Malaysia Open in January.

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