Kolkata: PV Sindhu continued with her dominating performance in the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow as she outplayed Sun Yu of China in straight games to book a place in the semi-final of the tournament.
The 22-year Sindhu, got the better of her Chinese opponent 21-14, 21-9 in the quarter-final in just 39 minutes at the Emirates Arena and now, she would face world no. 10 Chen Yufei of China, who defeated former champion Ratchanok Itanon of Thailand.
Saina Nehwal, the other Indian star shuttler too made it to the semi-final after she defeated Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour 21-19, 18-21 and 21-15 in the quarter-final.
She would now face the seventh seeded Nozomi Okuhara for a place in the finals.
The Japanese shuttler defeated world no.5 Carolina Marin to proceed to the semi-final.
Sindhu had taken a 5-4 lead in the first game which to which she added three more points to make it 8-4 at one stage. Sun and Sindhu then engaged in a 39-shot rally and Sindhu went into the break with 11-4 in her favour.
The 22-year old further went on to take a 15-5 lead but although her opponent fought back, she kept a tight control over the match. She finally won the first game with a beautiful drop shot.
A long rally also began the second match as Sindhu dominated to head to the break at 11-4, which she turned to 18-8 soon. At the end, she went on to win the game and make her way into the semi-final.
However, the Indian badminton might have been heartbroken after Kidambi Srikanth was defeated by Son Wan to put an end to the former’s campaign in the tournament.
The Korean had started gaining a stronghold in the match as Srikanth always played the catch-up game. The Guntur lad struggled with his accuracy and placement as he even lost one of his shoes during a rally and was beaten 21-14, 21-18.