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PV Sindhu came from a game down to beat sixth seed Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea and reach the final of the China Open on Saturday. Cam Erving Jersey . She won the semi-final 11-21, 23-21, 21-19.Sung made the better start, winning the first game in only 15 minutes. The second game was much tighter with Sindhu and Sung staying neck and neck for much of it. Sindhu eventually saved a couple of match-points and won 23-21.The third game lasted the longest -- 35 minutes. The players, visibly tired by now, again matched each other stride for stride till the end. But Sindhu managed to edge out Sung over the last few points.She will now meet eighth seed Sun Yu of China in the final. This is the third consecutive year that an Indian has made the womens final at the China Open. Saina Nehwal had won the title in 2014 and lost the 2015 final.Sindhu, the seventh seed, had beaten unseeded Bingjiao He of China 22-20, 21-10 in the quarterfinals. In the second round, she had defeated USAs Beiwen Zhang.This is Sindhus third tournament since her silver medal finish at the Rio Olympics. She had lost in the second round at the Denmark Open and French Open.On Friday Indias Ajay Jayaram had lost 15-21, 14-21 to second seed Chen Long (China) in the mens quarterfinal. Demarcus Robinson Jersey . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. Jack Rudnay Jersey .J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. . -- If Henry Burris has his way, he will be the starting quarterback to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup next year. THE 2 EVENTSWomen: duet, teamTHE FORMATDuet: The preliminary round consists of a technical routine and a 1st free routine. The top 12 pairs advance to the final, where there is a 2nd free routine. The technical routine score from the preliminary round is added to the 2nd free routine score to give the final marks.Team (8 teams of 8): There is no preliminary round. The 8 teams each perform a technical routine and a free routine.MILESTONES1891The first water ballet competition, open to men only, is held in Berlin.1907Australian Annette Kellerman enjoys great success with her water dancing show in New York (in a glass tank), and helps to popularise the sport.1934At the Chicago Worlds Fair, visitors are enthralled by The Kay Curtis Modern Mermaids, a group of 60 swimmers. The term synchronised swimming is used for the first time.1940sSwimmer and actress Esther Williams appears in a number of musical water comedies, including the famous Million Dollar Mermaid - a tribute to the life of Annette Kellerman.1952Synchronised swimming features as an Olympic demonstration sport for the first time, in Helsinki.1984Synchronised swimming makes its Olympic debut, with two events on the programme: solo and duet. The United States win both goold medals. LeSean McCoy Jersey. .1992The final appearance of the solo event at the Barcelona Games.1996Only the team event is contested at the Atlanta Games.2000The team event continues at the Sydney Games, while the duet is restored.STARSCarolyn Waldo (Canada)The all-rounder. After picking up a silver medal at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, she stormed to a golden double in 1988, winning the solo and the duet (with Michelle Cameron). She also won 3 golds at the 1986 world championship, in the solo, duet and team events.Karen and Sarah Josephson (United States)The golden twins. After their silver medal in the womens duet at Seoul 1988, the American twins embarked on a 4-year unbeaten streak in the event, winning the world championship title in 1991 and Olympic gold in Barcelona in 1992.Anastasia Davydova (Russia)The queen of synchronised swimming. She won 5 Olympic gold medals between 2004 and 2012 (2 in duet and 3 in team), 4 of them alongside her namesake, Anastasia Ermakova, who was forced to end her career before 2012. The remarkable Davydova also won 13 world championship golds and 8 European crowns. ' ' ' 

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