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Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal Sends PV Sindhu Packing To Reach Into Semis

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| January 27 , 2018 , 11:59 IST

Former World number one Saina Nehwal tactfully knocked PV Sindhu out of Indonesia Masters with her tactfully played the game in Jakarta on Friday. Establishing her supremacy over Olympic silver in the quarterfinals, Nehwal has paved her way into the semi-finals.

The London Olympics bronze medallist thrashed Sindhu by 21-13 21-19 in an all-Indian women’s singles quarterfinal clash and will play Thailand’s fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon in the semis. The 27-year-old shuttler had a clear strategy while competing with her compatriot.

Notably, this was Saina's first encounter with Sindhu outside the nation and took a 3-0 lead in the first game. The defeated participant did fight back but couldn't overtake Saina who then claimed the first stage game with 18-10 advantage.

The duo then went on to fight and bypass each other but Saina managed to beat World number 3 by 17-14. This marks Sania's first entry into semi-finals since the World Championship in August last year. She has earlier defeated her compatriot at the 2014 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold.