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Rio Olympics 2016: After beating Tai Tzu Ying its World no.2 Wang Yihan for PV Sindu

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Pusarla V Sindhu with Wang Yihan of China at Rio

    Sindhu beat World No. 2 Wang Yihan in straight sets in the Q/F

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Indian shuttler Pusarla V Sindhu Against world No.2 Wang Yihan of China in 2016 Summer Olympics

    She will next face World No. 3 Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinal

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Indian shuttler Pusarla V Sindhu celebrates her win in women’s singles quarter-finals match against world No.2 Wang Yihan of China in 2016 ...

    Sindhu has a 1-3 win-loss record against Nozomi

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Indian shuttler Pusarla V Sindhu celebrates her win in women’s singles quarter-finals

    Sindhu said: "This is also Rio Olympics, it's a very different feeling. It's one of the best moments. I hope there will be many more to come,"

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Indian shuttler Pusarla V Sindhu plays a shot in women’s singles quarter-finals at Rio

    World No 10 said after her 22-20 21-19 victory to become second Indian after Saina Nehwal to reach last four at Olympics.

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Indian shuttler Pusarla V Sindhu plays a shot Rio

    she said: "I was just thinking about the game. If you play really well you will automatically win the game, and a medal. I'm just focused on my match and the next match, the semis (against Okuhara). I hope I can give my best."

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Pusarla V Sindhu celebrates her win at Rio Olympic

    Seven years younger to the Chinese, the two-time world championship bronze medallist Indian trailed by 10-12 and was 20-20 but she maintained her calm to win

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Pusarla V Sindhu celebrates her win at Rio

    Sindhu attributed her patience which helped her winning crucial points when the much fancied Chinese rival was retrieving everything she threw at her.

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Pusarla V Sindhu celebrates her win in women’s singles quarter-finals match against world No.2 Wang Yihan of China

    "There were big rallies, she was attacking well. My smashes were going out initially. Even she did not leave and she was lifting everything. I was really patient and I was ready for everything, which I feel was the turning point."

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Pusarla V Sindhu plays a shot at Rio Olympics 2016

    Coach Pullela Gopichand feels Sindhu can do much better in terms of her defensive ability as she faces world number three Nozomi Okuhara in the Olympic semifinals.

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Pusarla V Sindhu plays a shot in women’s singles against Wang Yihan of China

    World number 10 Sindhu, who has a 1-3 win-loss record against Nozomi, has never beaten the Japanese since the Asian Youth Under-19 Championship in 2012.

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Pusarla V Sindhu plays a shot in women’s singles at Rio

    has lost on three consecutive occasions in 2014, 2015 and the last being Asian Team Championship in Hyderabad earlier in February this year.

  • PV Sindhu, Wang Yihan, Rio Olympics 2016, pv sindhu rio, China, Badminton, Rio, Rio Olympic
    Pusarla V Sindhu plays a shot in women’s singles quarter-finals at Rio

    "It was good (the win against Wang Yihan) but in my book she can do a notch higher. There's of course some chances of improvement in a couple of areas," Gopichand

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