Indian star badminton player PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-13, 22-20 to seal her place in the semi-finals. Sindhu picked up the momentum after a sluggish start. Akane Yamaguchi of Japan gave a strong fight in the first game. There was a great fight between the two players.
PV Sindhu won the first game 21-13. This game lasted for 23 minutes. In the second game, there was a fierce fight between Sindhu and Yamaguchi. Long rallies took place between the two. Both were trying to outdo each other. Yamaguchi then went on to lead 20-18. After that, the score again leveled at 20-20.
Immediately after this Sindhu made a spectacular comeback to take the lead over Yamaguchi and then took the game. Now his eyes will be on silver or gold medals. Even if they lose in the semifinals, So they have to play for the bronze medal. In the semi-finals, Sindhu will face the winner of the second quarterfinal clash between Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand and Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.