Country’s rising badminton player PV Sindhu wowed the audience and her opponent alike, when she beat Li Xuerui, an Olympic champion from China today (13 August 2015). Sindhu has now officially entered the world championship quarter final in Jakarta.
The promising young shuttler won over the resilient Xuerui in a decider with a score card of 21-17, 14-21 and 21-16. This was followed with another victory coming from Saina Nehwal who took over Japan’s 14th ranker Sayaka Takahashi with 21-18, 21-14 in straight sets. Nehwal entered the quarters.
In the next, Sindhu will play against eighth seed Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea. If Sindhu manages to beat Sung in the last eight, she is set to walk away with a bronze, at the least.
Sindhu displayed sheer sportsmanship when she gave a tough comeback, particularly after she was down with an injury for a long while and was battling to get back in form. Though a slow start, the young Indian badminton athlete bounced back in the second game, making it to 21-14 and the decider. Once she was back in her element, little was required for Sindhu to put her opponent in a very tight spot.