Sindhu in semi-finals, Srikanth bows out of World C'ships
Glasgow: India's PV Sindhu is making a habit of getting onto the podium at big events as she ensured herself a third World Championships medal in her last four appearances at the event.
Sindhu who had to perform the Houdini act to avoid defeat in the pre-quarters against Hong Kong's Cheng Ngan Yi, was in total command against China's Sun Yu in the quarter-finals.
The 21-14, 21-9 verdict in just 39 minutes ensured India a medal at the World Championships for the fifth time in a row.
Much before Sindhu's stellar performance, Kidambi Srikanth, after three fine wins, was totally at sea against the World No. 1 Son Wan Ho, who had been beaten by him in their last two clashes in Indonesia and Australia enroute to two Super Series titles.
Son Wan, changing the pace of the game often, kept Srikanth guessing.
By the time the Indian realised it was all over. Son Wan was through 21-14, 21-18 in 49 minutes. Son Wan, who helped his team win the Sudirman Cup earlier this year, is now ensured of his first individual medal at the World Championships.