India’s PV Sindhu on Wednesday has stunned No.2 seed China’s Wang Yihan by beating her 22-20, 21-19. With this win, Sindhu has now stormed into the semi-final.
Sindhu trailed early in the first game, but levelled the game 12-12 midway through the competition. She built a marginal lead towards the end of the first game only to squander it away to make it 20-20.
But, The girl from Hyderabad kept her nerve and managed to win the first game.
Sindhu started the second game with a bang and kept smashing great returns causing considerable agony to the Chinese opponent. The frustrated Chinese player, a silver medalist in London Olympics four years ago, looked rattled and wanted to change the shuttle to buy some time but was snubbed by the chair umpire once.
In the second game, Sindhu kept building the lead right from the word go. At one point she was had the lead of 5 points when the score stood at 18-13 in favour of Sindhu. However, Yihan made a great comeback and levelled the score only to then lose two crucial points, thereby giving the Indian player the sensational win.
Two-time World Championship bronze-medallist Sindhu had advanced to the last eight of women’s singles by notching up a dominating 21-13 21-15 win in 40 minutes over Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying on Monday
This victory has clearly served as a good morale boost against the formidable Yihan.
The 21-year-old from Hyderabad had outclassed eighth seed Tai 21-13 21-15 in a 40-minute pre-quarterfinals clash here
Sindhu is carrying the medal hopes of 125 crore people as India has astonishingly failed to win a single medal even after 11 days of competition in Rio.