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World Championships: PV Sindhu, in World Badminton Championships semis

P. V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal reached the World Championship semifinals with dominant play to beat their opponents on Friday. After Sindhu registered her spot with a straight-game victory, Saina emulated her by demolishing Kirsty Gilmour 21-19, 18-21, 21-15 in a marathon match that lasted an hour and 14 minutes.

Saina has now beaten the Scot five times in as many matches. In fact, this was the first time Kirsty managed to win a game against the Indian.

Saina, who won a silver at the 2015 Worlds, will next take on Japanese seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara, who ousted defending champion Carolina Marin of Spain the another quarterfinal. Saina has a strong 6-1 record against the Japanese.

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