The PV Sindhu masterclass in the semifinals of the ongoing BWF World Championships being was a spectacle for the starved eyes. 2019 has been a constructive year for the ace Hyderabadi shuttler as she stormed into the finals of the World Championships for the third year in a row.
Sindhu's shape has considerably improved and she is finer form than ever. Her dicey quarter-final clash against old rival Tai Tzu Ying gave her the much-needed impetus and propelled her forward. The world number two from Chinese Taipei gave Sindhu a hard time in the quarters and stretched it over three elaborate games of 12-21, 23-21, 21-19. Sindhu's meteoric ascent in form during that match was proof enough that she was eyeing the finals. The semi-final match was a cakewalk compared to what went down in the earlier match.
However, the looming challenge now lies as Sindhu has set up a date with former BWF World Championships gold medalist, Nozomi Okuhara.
Nozomi Okuhara, in her semi-final match had to go the distance before she could earn herself a berth in the finals in her conquest to win a second gold medal. In a match that lasted 1 hour 23 minutes, Okuhara had to fight off the gritty Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand.
Faced with a familiar opponent, Okuhara would look to play an attacking game but considering Sindhu's form it will be difficult for the Japanese to get away with the match a second time.
Here is all you need to know about the BWF World Championships 2019:
Tournament: Total BWF World Championships 2019
Category: Grade 1 - Individual tournament
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Date: 25th August 2019
PV Sindhu match today time
(5) PV Sindhu vs (4) Nozomi Okuhara at 4:00 pm IST
Head-to-head: Sindhu leads 8-7
Last meeting: Sindhu def Nozomi Okuhara 21-14, 21-7 at the Blibli Indonesia Open 2019
Where to watch the matches in India?
The matches will be live telecast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD from August 19.
Live Stream Details and Info for the matches:
PV Sindhu Match Live Streaming is available on hotstar.comPublished 25 Aug 2019, 14:04 IST