PV Sindhu plays her first final after she won the gold at the BWF World Championships in the same Venue, Basel in 2019. Carolina Marin on the other hand plays her fourth final in the year 2021 already. The arch-rivals who had met in the finals of the Rio Olympics 2016 play again in the women’s singles final at the Swiss Open Super 300.
Match Details: PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin
- Date: 07 March 2021
- Tournament: Yonex Swiss Open 2021
- Venue: St Jakobshalle, Basel
- Category: World Tour Super 300
- Round: Final
PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin: Women’s singles finals Match Preview
PV Sindhu finally has shown good form making it to her first final after she was crowned the world champion in 2019. She has played some good matches this week to make it to this final stage. Unforced errors have been minimal, her court movement looks good and fit.
Carolina Marin has been in sizzling form with two back-to-back titles and one runner-up in the Asian Leg. She however was stretched by the Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong in the semi-final as the rallies went long and the Thai was able to counter Marin’s attack and retrieve shots. Nervous errors came in from Marin too.
PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin: Head-to-Head
Carolina Marin leads the head-to-head 8-5. Two of the last three meetings among them have been won by Marin in straight sets. The last time they met was in the Indonesia Masters 2019 when Marin beat Sindhu at ease. Three of the last five meetings have been won by Marin, all the five matches being straight sets.
PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin : Match Prediction
PV Sindhu’s form has gained momentum and thus she would be coming in with confidence. Despite Marin’s sizzling form, she dropped a game against the Thai who challenged her. It was also seen how Marin made nervous unforced errors. Marin is physically fit, so the reason for her loss is more likely to be mental.
Carolina however is mentally strong and is capable of fantastic comebacks. Sindhu when in form has a very strong and powerful smash and can generate very sharp angles smashes and drops. It will be an interesting match between these two top players, a strong fight can be expected in this final.
Prediction: A hard prediction to make as two top guns clash, however Carolina Marin, looks stronger at the moment and is a likely winner.
Where to watch?
The final matches start at 3:30 PM IST and will be telecast live on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels in India and Disney+ Hotstar OTT platform. The women’s singles final is the fifth in the order of play.