10th World Super Series Finals: Sindhu in Final as India Aims to be 10th Nation to win a title

As PV Sindhu entered her maiden final and India got third entry to finals after Diju / Jwala and Saina Nehwal, BWF World Super Series 2017 saw finalists from 7 nations (out of 9 nations) that included 3 from Japan, 2 from China, 1 each from India, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. While defending Champion Viktor Axelsen and Mixed Doubles Chinese pair entered the finals again, entry of 4-time champion Lee Chong Wei ensures Men’s Singles remains the only event where Dubai World Super Series 2017 will not have a new champion. As in the 10th World Super Series finals, India aims to be the 10th nation to join the elite league of Winners, Hong Kong has a shot at its 2nd title since 2008, while Denmark and Malaysia fight in Men’s Singles to get ahead of each other with 10th title to be at second position behind China, who has two finalists. Japan has maximum three finalists in two events.

Sindhu lost the final 21-15 12-21 19-21 in 1 hour 34 minutes against top seed Japanese Akame yamaguchi.

Indians at World Super Series Finals

Women’s Singles: Japan vs Thailand

    Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) def Intanon (Thailand) 17-21 21-12 21-19
    PV Sindhu (India) def Yufei Chen (China) 21-15 21-18

Men’s Singles: Denmark vs Malaysia

    Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) def Shi Yuqi (China) 21-12 21-8
    Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) vs Son Wan Ho (Korea) 21-17 21-11

Women’s Doubles: All Japanese Final

    Yuki Fukushima / Sayaka Hirota vs Shiho Tanaka / Koharu Yonemoti
    Yuki Fukushima / Sayaka knocked out Huang/Yu (China) 21-13 21-14
    Shiho Tanaka / Koharu Yonemoti knocked out Danish pair of Kamilla / Christinna 21-19 21-19

Men’s Doubles: Indonesia vs China

    Marcus/Kevin (Indonesia) knocked out Takeshi / Keigo (Japan) 21-10 18-21 21-16
    Cheng / Nan (China) def Mathias / Mogensen (Denmark) 21-17 21-16

Mixed Doubles: Hong Kong vs China

    Tang / Suet (Hong Kong) def Wang / Huang (China) 18-21 21-18 21-17
    Zheng/Chen (China) def Tontowi / Natsir (Indonesia) 21-12 21-17

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