PV Sindhu took down Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min in the semifinal of the tournament and paved her way to her first final of the year pulling off a 24-22, 22-20 win. The two-time Olympic medallist, PV Sindhu lost to Georgia Mariska in a one-sided final of the the Spain Masters 2023 on April 2, 2023, Sunday. In a hard 30-minute long final battle, the latter defeated Sindhu 21-8, 21-8.
Before that, World No.11 had clashed against Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min in the Semis of the tournament played on Saturday. India’s badminton ace, Sindhu had registered 24-22, 22-20 victory against her Indonesian rival in the semi-final game that lasted for 48 minutes. On the other hand, World No. 12, Georgia crossed swords with former World Champion, Carolina Marin in a nail-biting game and took her down by 10-21, 21-15, 21-10 to reach the final.
The star Indian shuttler came back to court after a five-month injury layoff. The reigning Commonwealth Games champion contested her first final since the 2022 edition of the CWG held in Madrid.
Mariska, 23-year-old ace shuttler, is a former junior world champion and reached the finals of the Australian Open 2022, where she was defeated by the South Korean shuttler, An Se-young.