Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu assured the country with a medal as she thrashed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the quarter-finals of ongoing BWF World Championships on Friday.
The world no.3 Sindhu outclassed the Japanese in straight sets 21-17, 21-19 which lasted for 58 minutes to advance into the semi-finals of the championships.
“I knew it wouldn’t be easy, and in second scores went level and I had to be patient. Thoughts of last Worlds didn’t really cross my mind,” she said adding that she refrained from thinking about it when leading.
“It’s not over yet. Tomorrow I need to come stronger,” she ended.
The 23-year-old Sindhu, who would claim her fourth medal at the World, will next face Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the semifinals.