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PV Sindhu edges Tai Tzu Ying in a thriller to enter BWF World Championships semi-finals

The fifth seed Indian edged her opponent from Chinese Taipei 12-21, 23-21, 21-19 in 71 minutes to seal a place in the next round.

other-sports Updated: Aug 23, 2019 18:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India's PV Sindhu celebrates winning her quarter final women's singles match against Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying.
India's PV Sindhu celebrates winning her quarter final women's singles match against Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying.(REUTERS)
         

India shuttler PV Sindhu recorded a stunning comeback win over World No.2 Tai Tzu Ying to enter the semi-final of BWF World Championship in Basel on Friday. Sindhu lost the first game but won the next two to enter the last four of the competition. The fifth seed Indian edged her opponent from Chinese Taipei 12-21, 23-21, 21-19 in 71 minutes to seal a place in the next round.

Sindhu, who won back-to-back silver medals in the last two editions of the prestigious tournament to go with two bronze, edged past former world no 1 Tzu Ying 12-21 23-21 21-19 in a pulsating quarterfinals contest.

The 24-year-old, who is also an Olympic silver medallist, will take on the winner of the match between China’s Chen Yu Fei and Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the semifinal on Saturday

Earlier, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of the tournament after suffering a three-game loss to Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in the pre-quarterfinals. Saina boasts of a silver (in 2015 Jakarta) and a bronze medal (2017 Glasgow) to her credit at the World Championships.

((With agency inputs))