Malaysia Open: Sindhu, Srikanth aim for finals spot

Kuala Lumpur: Indian star shuttler PV Sindhu will be looking to enter the final of the Malaysia Open badminton championship when she collides with world number one Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the semi-final clash of the women’s singles event here on Saturday.

Earlier, Sindhu had swept aside Carolina Marin of Spain 22-20, 21-19 in a thrilling quarter-final clash that lasted for 52 minutes.

Tzu Ying and Sindhu last faced each other in the final of the Australian Open 2017 where the Taiwanese shuttler defeated the Indian 10-21, 22-20, 21-16 to claim the trophy.

As far as the head to head record is concerned, the world number one Taiwanese players has a better winning record as she leads the Olympic silver medalist 8-3 in last eleven encounters.

Meanwhile, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will take on Japanese Kento Momota to seal a berth in the finals.

The world number four had earlier crushed France’s Brice Leverdez 18-21, 14-21 in a one-sided clash that lasted 39 minutes. (ANI)