Match: Carolina Marin v Sun Yu
Date: 14 December, Wednesday
Time: 5:30pm SGT/3pm IST/9:30am GMT
Competition: BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals 2016
Venue: Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai
TV Channel: In Singapore, there is no live TV coverage of the match.
Live streaming: Live Streaming: Hotstar, BWF's official YouTube channel.
Carolina Marin begins quest for her maiden Superseries Finals title in Dubai on 14 December against Sun Yu at the Hamdan Sports Complex.
The Spanish shuttler had achieved a major high in her career when she defeated India's PV Sindhu in the Women's singles final of Rio Olympics 2016 badminton in August. However, the 23-year-old has not yet won a Superseries title this year.
However, Marin had reached at least the quarter-final stages of all the tournaments she has participated in the ongoing season. Her best Superseries performances came when she reached the semi-final of Indonesia, Denmark and Hong Kong Open. Injury concerns also kept her out of French Open in October.
The world number two though returned from injury to come up with valiant shows in China and Hong Kong ahead of the Superseries Finals. It would be a test of her fitness and character in Dubai as she has been handed a tough draw along with Sindhu, Sun and Japanese youngster Akane Yamaguchi.
Sun, on the other hand, has reached the Superseries finals on four occasions but has not been able to get past the final hurdle. The Chinese shuttler lost a golden opportunity to win a title at home as she lost the final of China Open against Sindhu, whom she will be facing later in the tournament.
Sun and Marin have met only twice earlier and on both occasions - 2015 and 2016 Denmark Open - the Spaniard had thumped the former. The Chinese youngster will be gunning for revenge when she takes the court in the opener on Wednesday.
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