PV Sindhu beats Shixian Wang to storm into world badminton semis after Saina, Kashyap fail

The Hyderabad girl PV Sindhu beat her higher ranked opponent, Shixian Wang of China 21-18, 21-17 to ensure India at least a bronze at the World Badminton Championship.

updated: August 09, 2013 19:54 IST
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Guangzhou, China:

Rising shuttler P V Sindhu on Friday created history by becoming the first Indian woman singles player to ensure a medal at the World Badminton Championships, while a podium finish remained elusive for Saina Nehwal as she suffered a straight-game defeat. (Highlights from the match)

Before Sindhu, Prakash Padukone won a medal in the World Championships way back in 1983 when he bagged a bronze in the men singles event in Copenhagen, while the women's doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa had claimed another bronze for India in the last edition of the tournament at London in 2011. (Hope Sindhu does well in semis, says Pullela Gopichand)

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