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PV Sindhu reached the semi-finals of the Asian Championship, achieved a thrilling victory against Hi Bing Xiao

Sindhu defeated the fifth seeded Chinese 21-9 13-21 21-19 in the quarterfinal which lasted one hour and 16 minutes. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad, who has won two Super 300 titles at the Syed Modi International and the Swiss Open, will now face top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the semi-finals.

The Asian Championship of Badminton is being played in Manila, Philippines. India has high hopes in the Badminton Asia Championships. In the midst of all this, there is good news for the country. Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu has made it to the semi-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships. PV Sindhu scored a thrilling win over China’s Hi Bing Xiao. With this victory, Sindhu also ensured a medal for herself in this championship. Obviously, you have very good news for India. Let us tell you that the Badminton Asia Championships was not played for 2 years due to the Corona epidemic. After a long gap of 2 years, it is currently being played in Manila, Philippines in 2022.

Sindhu defeated the fifth seeded Chinese 21-9 13-21 21-19 in the quarterfinal which lasted one hour and 16 minutes. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad, who has won two Super 300 titles at the Syed Modi International and the Swiss Open, will now face top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the semi-finals. World No. 7 Sindhu had a match winning record of 7-9 against Bing Xiao, whom she has previously beaten in her last two encounters. Sindhu had defeated Bing Xiao to win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics and the top Indian player again dealt with the pressure in the final leg to win a thrilling bout. Former world champion Sindhu, who had made her intentions clear from the start, took an 11-2 lead in the first game without losing time and then went on to dominate the match 1-0.

Bing Xiao, however, made an impressive comeback in the second game to extend a 6-4 lead to 11-10. After the break, the Chinese player scored five consecutive points to take a 19-12 lead to level the match 1-1. Both the players were tied 2-2 in the decider but Sindhu collected points from her cross-court smash to lead 11-5 at the break. Bing Xiao, however, bounced back after the break to cut Sindhu’s lead. Sindhu was at one point leading 15-9 but lost her momentum to reach 16-15. Sindhu was then leading 18-16 and won the match with four match points.

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