World Badminton Championship | PV Sindhu thrashes Sun Yu to keep India’s medal hope alive

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World Badminton Championship | PV Sindhu thrashes Sun Yu to keep India’s medal hope alive

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PV Sindhu has registered an emphatic win over World No.6 Chinese Sun Yu 21-14, 21-9 to book a place in the semi-finals of the BWF World Badminton Championship in Glasgow. Although Yu tried everything to stop the Indian’s rampant game, it all proved to be short at the end.

Sindhu got the bye in the first round of the tournament and then beat Kim Hyo Min and Cheung Ngan in the next two rounds to reach the quarter finals of the Championship. But, Sun Yu had a 4-3 head-to-head record against the Indian ace. 

Sindhu nullifies Sun Yu’s amazing comeback to win the game 21-14

Sindhu started the game on a positive note as she opened her account with a brilliant drop shot before an unforced error by the Chinese gave her a 2-0 lead in the game before Sun Yu earning two points to take the score to 4-2. The duo kept on exchanging the points and both struggled to win two consecutive points in a row as Sindhu enjoyed a lead at 8-4. The game was thoroughly competitive until then and it was all in the show when they played a long 39-shot rally, which Sindhu won to increase the deficit at 10-4 and the duo went to the mid-game break with Sindhu enjoying a seven-point lead at 11-4. While the Chinese would have hoped to stage a comeback from there, the fourth-seeded Indian shuttler didn’t give any chance and increased the deficit to 10 points with a simple shot down the line as the score reached 15-5. Seeing the game slip away from her fingers, the World No. 6 put all her effort and then managed to get five quick points in no time and reduced the deficit to six points as the score read 16-10. However, Yu’s spectacular comeback trail left in tatters as the Indian showcased amazing skillset to get three points to steer clear in the game. With the game at 20-13, Sindhu produced a perfect drop shot to take the first game 21-14. 

Sindhu books a place in the semi-final with straight games win

Sindhu started the second game with the same aggressiveness as she earned the first point with a perfect body smash and soon raced to a 4-0. Sidhu made a fantastic use of the court and despite losing two points, she enjoyed a fair six-point lead at 8-2. Albeit being under pressure, the Chinese tried to put some challenge by taking next two points on offer. Sindhu, though, maintained her momentum as she won three back-to-back points entered the mid-way break with an 11-4 lead. After the break, Yu showed some more resistance as she added two points to her tally, but Sindhu was unstoppable by then and won the next point on offer. Yu managed a fantastic body smash to take the score to 13-7. Yu was frustrated with her performance which resulted in losing points as the score reached at 16-8. The Indian was just perfect in her game as she didn’t give any room to the Chinese and increased the deficit to 10 points as her score moved to 18-8. After that, the Indian shuttler didn’t take more time to close the game at 21-9 and thus entering the semi-finals of the tournament, where she will face Chen Yufei tomorrow.

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