NANJING (CHINA), Aug 3: Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games to cruise into the semifinals and assure herself of a medal in the World Championships here today.
Sindhu defeated Okuhara 21-17, 21-19 in a 58-minute quarterfinal match to set up a semifinal clash against World No. 2 and another Japanese Akane Yamaguchi tomorrow.
The World No. 3 Indian produced a dominant display against her World No. 6 rival as she avenged her defeat in the last edition summit clash.
In both the games today, Okuhara led initially but Sindhu was able to come back to take the honours.
Sindhu had lost to Okuhara in the final last year 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 but today, it was the Indian who got the upper hand throughout the match. � PTI