BWF World Championships: Saina Nehwal edges past Kirsty Gilmour in marathon three game quarterfinal, sets up semis clash against Nozomi Okuhara

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 August 2017, 10:32 AM
Saina Nehwal - File Photo
Saina Nehwal - File Photo

London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal overcame a stiff resistance from Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour to seal a berth in the women's singles semifinals of the World Badminton Championships. Saina shall be taking on a formidable opponent in Okhuhara who prevailed over defending Champion Carolina Marin in her quarterfinal encounter.

Saina was put to a hard test by the local favourite Gilmour who took the Indian to the distance in three closely contested games.

The twelfth seed Indian  eventually prevailed over her fast paced Scottish opponent 21-19, 18-21, 21-15 to seal her place in the last four of the tournament. Earlier, PV Sindhu trounced her Chinese opponent Sun Yu to make it to storm into the semi-finals 21-14, 21-9. Sindhu did not allow her opponent to settle and was in full control of the proceedings. The match ended in just 39 minutes. India's challenge in the men' section came to an end when Kidambi Srikanth went down fighting to Son Wan Ho of South Korea.

First Published: Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:15 AM
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