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CWG: Shuttler Saina sails into women's singles semis

IANS  |  Gold Coast (Australia) 

bronze medallist Nehwal thrashed Canada's to cruise through to the women's singles semi-finals, here on Friday.

The World No.12 Indian hardly broke a sweat and barring a couple of poor shots towards the end, dominated the contest throughout to comfortably win by a 21-8, 21-13 verdict.

started her domination right from the start, easily pocketing the first game 21-8 in mere 14 minutes.

In the second game, the former World No.1 cruised ahead with a 11-3 lead at the break before the World No.47 gained a few points to reduce the margin but eventually the Indian brought all her experience into play to clinch the contest.

will next face World No.18 Kirsty Gilmour of in the semi-final on Saturday.

Gilmour progressed to the last four at the cost of another Indian Ruthvika Shivani Gadde, who withdrew midway into their quarter-final match with an

The other Indian in the fray, World No.3 P.V. Sindhu will face Canada's World No. 48 Brittney Tam, later on Friday.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 11:50 IST