2-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu has advanced to the women's singles final of the Syed Modi International Badminton tournament after 5th-ranked Russian rival Evgeniya Kosetskaya retired hurt in the semifinals on Saturday.
PV Sindhu has won the first game 21-11 in 13 minutes. But in the second game, Evgenia left the match due to fitness problems, which has led PV Sindhu to make it to the final. PV Sindhu is now set to take on compatriot Malvika Bansod in the final, beating India's Anupama Upadhyay 19-21, 21-19, 21-7 in another semi-final.
In the men's singles semi-final, France's Arnaud Merkel defeated Mithun Manjunath of India 21-19, 17-21, 21-9 in a match that lasted one hour and 24 minutes. The Indian pair is going to face-to-face in the final of Mix Doubles. In the semi-final matches of this category, 7th seeds Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Cresto defeated the pair of MR Arjun and Trisha Jali 18-21, 21-18, 21-11 in a match that lasted 60 minutes, while T. Hem Nagendra Babu and Sriveda Gurzada defeated The pair of Akshan Shetty and Simran Singhi has been defeated 15-21, 22-20, 21-9.