Dubai: The women’s singles semifinal at Dubai World Superseries Finals between Sung Ji-Hyun of Korea and P.V Sindhu was billed as a matchup between the defensive skills of Sun Ji-Hyun and the offensive skills of P.V Sindhu.
Although Sindhu held a 6-3 head-to-head career meeting record against Sung, Sung was in control right from the beginning of first set, while Sindhu made too many unforced errors when she tried to play aggressively. Sung eventually defeated Sindhu 21-15, 18-21, 21-15 in 76 minutes.
The Korean women’s shuttler will play No. 1 seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the final. Tai Tzu Ying saw off Sun Yu of China 21-19, 21-19 in the first women’s singles semifinal that was held earlier on Saturday.
In their Olympics final rematch with Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen of Denmark, Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi blistered away to a straight set 21-12, 21-11 win in the women’s doubles semi-finals. The Japanese pair will battle Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan of China for the women’s doubles crown on Sunday.
Chen/Jia narrowly escaped in the semi-final against Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee of Korea, after saving 3 match points in the second set to prevail 23-21, 22-20.