Badminton World Championships 2018 Highlights: PV Sindhu reached the semi-final of the World Championships for the fourth time in Nanjing. Sindhu was on top of her game beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-17 21-19 in straight games to enter the semifinal for the second straight year. She will face Akane Yamaguchi next. Meanwhile, all other Indian players – Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth and mixed doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost.
Saina Nehwal on Thursday became the first woman to reach the quarter-finals of BWF World Championships for eight consecutive times. She sailed into the women’s singles quarterfinals after defeating 2013 champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand 21-16 21-19.