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Indonesia Masters 2018: Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu; Enters Semi-finals

Indonesia Masters 2018: Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu; Enters Semi-finals
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Saina Nehwal defeated PV Sindhu in Indonesia Masters and entered to Semi-finals today. Saina Nehwal earned her second consecutive win over PV Sindhu to enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta on Friday. Now, on Saturday Saina will face Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon in the semi-finals. She defeated Sindhu in 37 minutes with 21-13, 21-19 and will fight further with Intanon who defeated world champion Nozomi Okuhara with 21-17, 21-10. Both the matches held consecutively for the entry in the Indonesia Semifinals. In the semifinals of $350,000 Indonesia open, Sania Nehwal gave her bewildering performance against PV Sindhu.

The super 500 Indonesia tournament has played in Jakarta. This is Sania second win official win over PV Sindhu in three meetings. While earlier in 2014, World’s no.12 has defeated PV Sindhu in Lucknow. PV Sindhu the silver medalist of the Rio Olympics has got the better of Sania at the India Open last year in New Delhi. Now, the world’s former No. 1 will next take on former world champion Intanon. As per the reports, against Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon the Indian has an 8-5 record. According to her performance, Saina Nehwal has set against her for the semifinals. The today’s quarterfinals match of the Indonesia Masters has left everyone amazed with the performance of Saina Nehwal.

However, both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu had played amazingly against each other. As per the reports, PV Sindhu was dominant over Saina in the initial exchange in the second game. The game continued to lead 10-5 before Saina won the next five points to draw level. Saina Nehwal is the only unseeded woman who enters into the last eight after defeating seventh Chen Yufei in the opening round. Saina Nehwal overtook PV Sindhu in the second game with 14-13. And with her astounding performance, she closed out the quarterfinals match of the Indonesia masters.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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