PV Sindhu will look to make it to the final of Indonesia Open 2019 when she takes on Chen Yufei in the semi-final of the tournament on Saturday. The star badminton shuttler has not been able to clinch a title this year and considering her form so far, this seems to be the best opportunity for Sindhu to end the title drought and win her first event in 2019.
On Friday, she edged out favourite heavyweight Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-final contest. The Japanese shuttler was the favourite against Sindhu but the Indian shuttler defeated her in straight sets.
In the first set, Okuhara gave Sindhu a tough fight but lost 14-21. Sindhu overpowered her opponent in the second set and defeated her 21-7 to make it an easy contest.
Prior to Okuhara, Sindhu had defeated Aya Ohori 11-21, 21-15, 21-15 and Mia Blichfeldt 21-14, 17-21, 21-11 to progress to the quarter-final. A win today will see her qualify for the final where she will be facing the winner of the other semi-final of the tournament.
While Sindhu progressed to the semi-final, Srikanth Kidambii suffered a defeat against NG Ka Long Angus in the second round of the tournament. Kidambi was one of the shuttlers who carried the title hopes but could not progress ahead.
Sindhu now has a big responsibility on her shoulders and on a personal front as well, she would be eager to progress ahead and win her maiden title this year.
Here are some of the important details about the semi-final of Indonesia Open 2019 –
At what time does semi-final match between PV Sindhu and Chen Yufei start?
PV Sindhu and Chen Yufei will face each other in the sixth match of the day. The semi-final between the two will start after 3:00 PM.
Which channel will telecast PV Sindhu vs Chen Yufei?
The match will have a live telecast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD.
Is there a live streaming of the match online?
Yes. The match will also stream on Hotstar.