CWG 2018: Sindhu, Nehwal to play against each other in finals

DN Bureau

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have set up a gold-medal match against each other after booking their places in the finals of women's singles event at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games.

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal (File Photo)
PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal (File Photo)

Gold Coast: Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have set up a gold-medal match against each other after booking their places in the finals of women's singles event at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

On the 11th day of the Games, the 22-year-old from Hyderabad produced a rich vein of form as she stunned her Canadian opponent Michelle Li 21-18, 21-8 in a one-sided semi-final clash that lasted a little more than half an hour.

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With the win, Sindhu has now set up an all-India clash against her fellow countrywoman Nehwal in the summit showdown.

After comfortably winning the first game, Nehwal went down in the second before she bounced back strongly to post 21-14, 18-21, 21-17 win over Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland in a thrilling last-four clash that lasted one hour and eight minutes at the Carrara Sports Arena. (ANI)

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