Tai Tzu Ying to fight PV Sindhu in Asian Games final

Tai Tzu Ying is aiming for the Asian Games gold medal. (photo: AFP)
Tai Tzu Ying is aiming for the Asian Games gold medal. (photo: AFP)

Jakarta: Taiwan’s World No. 1 women’s singles player Tai Tzu Ying has entered the Asian Games final after beating India’s Saina Nehwal 21-17, 21-14 in the last four on Monday. The victory was Tai’s 10th straight win against the Indian player.

Tai will take on another Indian player, World No. 3 PV Sindhu for the Asian Games crown.

After her team event win, the lanky Sindhu, once again outlasted World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan for the second time in the tournament as she saw off the Japanese player 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 on Monday.

“I am expecting the final to be a good match, because I am prepared for Tai,” said Sindhu.

“This is a big tournament and every player is tough. I will try to play my best tomorrow,” added Sindhu.

Meanwhile in the women’s doubles final, the Chinese pair of Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan survived huge scare to win gold after defeating Rio Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan 22-20, 22-20.

China also took home the mixed doubles gold medal as Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong defeated Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong 21-8, 21-15.


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