Macau: Defending champion P V Sindhu notched up a comfortable straight-game win in women’s singles to enter the final but Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo of Malaysia lost despite a valiant fight in the women’s singles semifinal of the Macau Grand Prix Gold on Saturday.
The two-time World Championship bronze-medalist, Sindhu, held an all-win 4-0 record against Busanan Ongbumrungpan of Thailand before coming into the match and the Indian kept her record intact by registering her fifth win.
The second-seeded Indian prevailed over Busanan, seeded eighth, 21-14 21-15 in a 42-minute match at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion.
Meanwhile, Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo bowed out to China’s Ou Dongni-Xiaohan Yu 24-22, 21-19 in a 40-minute women’s doubles semi-final clash.
“We played very well, but several unforced errors at the end of each set cost us the match,” said Vivian.
The Malaysian duo will play in Sabah Open in Kota Kinabalu from Dec 10-14 with different partners, where Vivian will partner with Ng Hui Lin while Woon Khe Wei to pair up with Lim Yin Loo.
Here are the match up of Macau Open Finals on Sunday:
Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Yu Yan Vanessa Neo (Singapore) vs Edi Subaktiar/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Indonesia)
Ou Dongni/Yu Xiaohan (China) vs Huang Yaqiong/Zhong Qianxin (China)
Kim Hyo Min (Korea) vs P. V. Sindhu (India)
Song Xue (China) vs Wong Wing Ki Vincent (Hong Kong)
Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi (Indonesia) vs Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Chayut Triyachart (Singapore)