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BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu Beats He Bingjiao In Straight Games To Register Consolation Win

Updated: 13 December 2019 18:39 IST

PV Sindhu recorded a consolation win over He Bingjiao to end her campaign on a positive note at the BWF World Tour Final on Friday.

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu Beats He Bingjiao In Straight Games To Register Consolation Win
PV Sindhu end her campaign on a positive note at the BWF World Tour Final. © Twitter

Already out of reckoning, India's PV Sindhu recorded a consolation win over China's He Bingjiao in the third Group A match to end her campaign on a positive note at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final on Friday. Sindhu, whose title defence lay in tatters after her second successive loss on Thursday, scripted an incredible turnaround after being 9-18 down in the opening game to eventually outwit Bingjiao 21-19 21-19 and finish third in the group. 

This win also snapped Sindhu's run of four straight losses to the Chinese, making their head-to-head record 6-9. 

The Indian struggled with her precision initially, allowing Bingjiao to lead 7-3 at one stage in the opening game. 

The left-handed Chinese cruised to a 11-6 advantage at the break with the Indian misjudging a shuttle. 

Sindhu failed to reign in her errors even after the break, hitting the shuttle wide and long as Bingjiao jumped to a 18-9 lead. However, the Indian affected a massive recovery, rattling off nine straight points to draw parity at 18-18. 

Bingjiao managed to break the run of points before a deceptive return to serve took Sindhu to 19-19. 

The Indian then gathered the remaining two points to edge past Bingjiao in the opening game. 

Sindhu carried her momentum in the second game, opening up a 7-3 lead initially and then moving to 11-6 advantage at the interval. Bingjiao punished the two weak returns from Sindhu but then started committing unforced errors as the Indian lead 15-10. 

The Chinese soon narrowed the gap to 16-18 before Sindhu won a point after a gruelling rally. A good judgement at the backline earned Sindhu three match points.

Bingjiao saved two before Sindhu sealed it with a smash on the third. Sindhu will be next seen in the Premier Badminton League.

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Highlights
  • PV Sindhu defeated He Bingjiao in straight games
  • PV Sindhu ended her BWF World Tour campaign on a winning note
  • With the win, PV Sindhu finished third in group A
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