NEW DELHI: Second Seed Saina Nehwal, booked a place into the Women’s Single’s semifinals after winning over the sixth seed Wang Yihan of China, in the World Badminton Championship. With this win Saina is assured a medal in the World Championships being held at Jakarta.
Saina entered into the semis after a hard fought match against the sixth seed Wang Yihan of China beating her with 21-15, 19-21, 21-19. This is the first time that Saina has entered into the semis of the tournament, in six attempts. Saina Nehwal, will now face the unseeded Indonesian Lindaweni Fanetri in the semis on Saturday.
Earlier, Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu failed to win the hat-trick medal, for the third time in the World Badminton Championships, after losing to Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea, the Times of India reports.
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also lost to the Japanese duo of Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao 23-25, 14-21 in the women’s doubles quarterfinals. The top-ranked Indian pair failed to convert the chances in the first game before running out of steam to lose in straight games.