Saina, London Olympics bronze medallist, who is coming back from an ankle injury, gave ample display of her powerful game as she overcame Sindhu 21-13 21-19 in an all-Indian women’s singles quarterfinal clash.
Saina produced her best and never let the advantage slip after leading 3-0 early on in the first game, playing Sindhu for the first time outside India.
Despite Sindhu fighting back and making it 4-4, Saina never gave up, she had control over the proceedings and entered the break with 11-9 advantage.
At the end of it, Saina had managed to lead 15-14, which she increased to 17-14. Saina and Sindhu have clashed twice in the international circuit so far with both winning once.