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BWF: Sindhu reaches final; Sai Praneeth loses in semi-finals
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BWF: Sindhu reaches final; Sai Praneeth loses in semi-finals

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The drought after continuous defeat is over for Sindhu on Sunday as she reached the finals of BWF World Championships at Basel in Switzerland.

In a one-sided semifinals, P.V. Sindhu overcame the challenge of Yufei Chen 21-7 21-14 to book a berth in the women's singles final. Sindhu has a 5-3 career head-to-head record over world no.3 Chen. During their last encounter in the Indonesia Open, Sindhu had won the game 21-19, 21-10.

But it was a disappointing day for India’s Sai Praneeth who surrendered before the aggressive Kento Momota 21-13 21-8. Though Sai Praneeth made spectacular rallies in the game, but two games ended in favour of Kento Momota.

Praneeth has already created history by assuring himself a bronze medal at the World Championship; he is the first male shuttler from India to secure a medal at the Worlds in 36 years. Prakash Padukone had won bronze in 1983.