P.V. Sindhu upsets former World No.1; P Kashyap falters in 3rd round

The 17-year-old Sindhu beat the third seeded Chinese Shixian Wang 15-21, 21-14, 22-20 in a marathon match which lasted for an hour and two minutes.

updated: April 18, 2013 18:41 IST
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Taipei: Rising Indian shuttler P V Sindhu pulled off an upset victory over former world No. 1 Shixian Wang of China to storm into the women's singles quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championship on Thursday.

World number 16 Sindhu, who is the lone Indian woman in the fray in the absence of star compatriot Saina Nehwal, came back from a game down to win 15-21, 21-14, 22-20 in a tense contest.

It took the unseeded Indian an hour and two minutes to overcome the current world No. 6 Chinese in what was their first-ever encounter.

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