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Sindhu a champion stuff

A resounding win for PV Sindhu over Chen Yufei makes her only the second Indian singles player to reach the last stage of Dubai Super Series Finals. After wrapping up the first game quickly, Sindhu was confident at the beginning of the second game but her Chinese opponent kept her on her toe by equalling every point of the game. Like the first game, the second too consisted of long rallies which drained the energy out of both the players. Sindhu led her opponent 7-3 for the first time in the second game with a vicious body smash but Yufei took control of the game kept picking points at crucial junctures. Sindhu, on the other hand, kept her calm and led the second game 11-8 with a three-point advantage. However, Chen Yufei equalled the score at 15-15 with a powerful smash down the line. The World No.8 continued to fight but could not counter Sindhu’s anticipation and drop shots. The second game of the match saw the longest rally of 57 shots which Yufei won to trail 17-19. Yufei fought valiantly but went down fighting 18-21 in the second game which lasted 34 minutes. Sindhu stole the limelight and Dubai SS final revealed her true class as a Champion stuff.

Nickhil Mani

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