Malaysia Masters 2024 Final Live Updates: PV Sindhu's final begins as she takes on Asian champion Wang Zhi Yi | Badminton news

PV Sindhu vs Wang Zhi Yi, Malaysia Masters 2024 Badminton Final Live Updates: In three meetings against Wang, Sindhu leads the H2H 2-1 but lost the last meeting.

PV Sindhu live / BWF photo not to be reusedPV Sindhu at the Malaysia Masters. Credit: BWF / Badminton Photo

Malaysia Masters Final, PV Sindhu vs Wang Zhi Yi Live Score: PV Sindhu is just one win away from claiming her first title of 2024 after recording an 88-minute victory over Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 13-21, 21-16, 21-12 at the 2024 Malaysia Masters. Kuala Lumpur SATURDAY.

The Indian shuttler will now meet world number 7 and reigning Asian champion Wang Zhi Yi of China in the summit clash. In three previous meetings, Sindhu had lost to Wang at the Arctic Open last year, but had beaten the Chinese twice before. It won't be easy, but for the second time this week, Sindhu has the chance to take on one of the best Chinese shuttlers in the world and show that she is close. After all, it was while competing against Chinese shuttlers that Sindhu won most of her major medals. It's not a major tournament – there is only one in 2024 – but it would be a milestone for Sindhu.

“I recovered and am completely fine now. I move well. So I think I'm definitely getting that confidence back and doing well. These kinds of wins definitely give me a lot of confidence,” Sindhu told BWF on Saturday after beating her Thai opponent to improve the H2H against her to 18-1.

Read more about Sindhu's semi-final victory here.

In the quarterfinals on Friday, the world number 15 shuttler upset sixth-seeded Han Yue 21-13 14-21 21-12 in a 55-minute match to avenge her loss to the Chinese in their last meeting in Asia. Badminton championships in Ningbo last month.

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Malaysia Masters: Sindhu overcomes slow start, outlasts Busanan in 88-minute thriller to reach first final in a year

It's a rivalry, so to speak, that dates back to 2012 but Busanan Ongbamrungphan never quite managed to crack the code against PV Sindhu. Before Saturday, the Thai shuttler had faced Sindhu 18 times and lost 17 of those matches. But in the semi-final of the Malaysia Masters, she came on strong, playing almost with a lightness that comes with a 'nothing to lose' attitude.

Sindhu may have dominated this head-to-head for the past 12 years, but a measure of the difficulties she faced in Kuala Lumpur could be summed up by this statistic: It was only the 49th point of the match that the Indian managed to string together three straight points.

But, once she did that to take an 8-7 lead in the second game after losing the first game, Sindhu didn't look back. As it turned out, that’s when the momentum shifted. Sindhu didn't drop a single point after that, as she won an epic semi-final that lasted 88 minutes 13-21, 21-16, 21-12 to reach her first final on the BWF World Tour since April 2023. (LEARN MORE)

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First published online on: 26-05-2024 at 11:38 IST

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