Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal qualified for the semi-finals after winning her thrilling quarter-finals encounter against Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun in the Yonex India Open at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on 1st April 2016.
The 26-year-old defending champion emerged victorious in her quarter-finals match winning by 19-21, 21-14, 21-19. The match lasted an hour and 22 minutes.
Nehwal who is currently the World No. 6 had previously defeated Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol in straight sets winning by 21-19, 21-14 in the Round of 16s.
Elsewhere, PV Sindhu crashed out of the tournament after losing to Korea’s Bae Yeon Ju 21-15, 15-21, 15-21 in her quarter-finals match.The 20-year-old squandered her advantage as her opponent Bae built on her momentum relentlessly and continued to trouble the Indian youngster which ultimately led to her demise.