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CWG 2022: PV Sindhu enters women’s singles semifinals, Aakarshi Kashyap’s campaign ends | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu struggled previous Malaysia’s Goh Wei Jin in women’s singles quarterfinals to remain on the right track for a maiden particular person gold medal on the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
A former world champion, Sindhu registered a come-from-behind 19-21 21-14 21-18 win over Goh, ranked sixtieth, to enter her third successive semifinals on the Commonwealth Games.
However, younger Aakarshi Kashyap‘s CWG debut ended with a 10-21 7-21 defeat to Scotland’s Kristy Gilmour, a silver and bronze medallist in 2014 and 2018 editions respectively.
Sindhu, who had gained a bronze and silver within the final two editions, appeared barely shaky towards Goh, whom she had defeated in two tight video games within the blended crew championship remaining.
Goh’s attacking prowess was as soon as once more on show as she made the Indian work exhausting within the opening recreation.
The 27-year-old from Hyderabad had a two-point cushion within the mid-game interval however Goh managed to show the tables along with her higher show within the second half of the primary recreation to take a 1-0 lead within the match.
A vastly skilled Sindhu, nonetheless, bought again her bearing quickly because the duo engaged in some excellent rallies with the Indian managing to seize a three-point benefit on the break.
Sindhu, ranked world quantity 7, prolonged her result in 19-14 and shortly roared again within the contest.
The decider noticed some enthralling rallies with the duo transferring neck-and-neck until 6-6. Sindhu managed to eke out a 8-6 lead however Goh quickly reeled off three factors to show the tables.
The Indian disposed off a brief return from Goh to enter a slender one-point lead on the interval.
While Goh performed some distinctive photographs, together with a physique smash, Sindhu focussed on making her opponent transfer throughout the court docket and used her repertoire of strokes to attain that.
Sindhu tried to get into good positions to open up a number of choices for her strokeplay. Soon she was main 15-11 with Goh trying annoyed, flat on the ground.
The Indian saved a agency grip on the rallies as Goh appeared drained along with her returns and appeared to have misplaced the sting.
In the top, Sindhu grabbed three match factors and transformed in her second try, a lot to the enjoyment of the Indian followers on the NEC Hall right here.