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PV Sindhu enters Hong Kong Open semis, may face Saina in next game

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India TV Sports Desk, Hong Kong [Published on:25 Nov 2016, 14:49:06]

India's star shuttler PV Sindhu won a tough three-set battle to defeat Xiaoyu Liang of Singapore and enter the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open badminton tournament here on Friday.

The Olympic silver medallist faced a tough challenge at the Hong Kong Coliseum before scripting a 21-17, 21-23, 21-18 win.

The encounter between the two lasted for 78 minutes. Sindhu got off to a poor start but she capitalised on the momentum to take the lead. The Rio games silver medallist maintained the gap and closed out the first game by 21-17.

In the second set, Sindhu, ranked world number nine, once again got off to a poor start. Xiayou managed to bag the game by 21-23.

In the third set, Xiayou took six-point lead (9-15) over Sindhu, but the Hyderabad girl made a spectacular comeback buy winning five consecutive points. Sindhu held her nerve brilliantly and close out the game by 21-18.

The 21-year-old could face compatriot Saina Nehwal in the last four stage if Saina wins her quarter-final later in the day.

Sindhu had one of the biggest victories of her career last week when she defeated China’s Sun Yu Hyun to lift Superseries title.

 

File pic of PV Sindhu- India Tv
File pic of PV Sindhu