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CWG: Saina sets date with Sindhu in women's singles final

IANS  |  Gold Coast (Australia) 

World No.3 P.V set up an all-Indian women's singles final with World No.12 Nehwal in women's competition at the 21st here on Saturday.

While thrashed Canada's in straight games 21-18, 21-8 in the semi-final, overcame a stiff contest from Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour winning by 21-14, 18-21, 21-17, and set her date with her compartriot in the summit clash on Sunday.

Both and kept their unbeaten run alive and their victories over lower-ranked opponents went on expected lines.

started with a slender 11-10 lead midway into her first game against the Canadian, before extending to 14-11 and then to 19-15. The Indian, however allowed the Canadian to sneak in a few points towards the end but managed to wrest back the lead and clinch the tie in 22 minutes.

The second game witnessed a complete domination from the Rio silver medallist, breezing away with a 11-4 lead at the break before stretching her lead to 18-8 and eventually closing the contest in mere 14 minutes.

Earlier, bronze medallist defeated the World No.18 Scottish 21-14, 18-21, 21-17 in a pulsating semi-final contest that lasted for an hour and five minutes.

opened up a 5-0 lead early in the first game before Kirsty managed to open her account to trail 8-11 midway. Coming back, there was no stopping the Indian who raced to a 17-13 lead before closing the game in 21 minutes.

The second game also started on similar lines with opening up with a 4-0 lead before stretching it further to 11-3 at the breather. continued her domination in the second half but Kirsty came back strongly to square things at 15-15.

From there on, Kirsty never looked back and managed to lead for the first time at 18-17 before closing the game in 23 minutes.

In the decider, gathered herself to surge ahead with a 7-2 lead before Kirsty reduced the deficit to trail 7-11 midway. Coming back, never allowed the Scottish girl to settle down and closed the affair in 24 minutes.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 10:44 IST
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