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Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu to reach women's singles semis

Saina Took The First Game Quite Comfortably, Winning It 21-13. However, Sindhu, Changed Tactics In The Second Game As She Picked Up Quick Points To Take 7-3 Lead.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 26 Jan 2018, 03:10:58 PM
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New Delhi:

Saina Nehwal won the all Indian shuttler's battle at the Indonesia Masters by defeating PV Sindhu 21-13, 21-19 to enter the women's singles semi-final in Jakarta on Friday. 

The experienced Saina started off well and won the first game with relative ease. Saina rallied back in the second game to win the match.

Saina took the first game quite comfortably, winning it 21-13. However, Sindhu, changed tactics in the second game as she picked up quick points to take 7-3 lead. 

Saina staged a brilliant comeback in the second game, to reduce the defecit to 5-9, but Sindhu went into the break with one point (11-10) lead.

After the break Saina used all her experience to take  the lead(14-13) for the first time in the match. Both the players went toe-to-toe as they matched shots for shots. Saina eventually pulled away and opened up 18-14 lead.

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First Published : 26 Jan 2018, 03:07:31 PM

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