India last won the title in 2001.
Sindhu plays South Korea's Sung Ji-hyun in the semi-final tomorrow.
PV Sindhu produced a clinical display of attacking game to exact her Rio Olympics final defeat to beat Carolina Marin in straight games and make the semis.
Before we say bye-bye to 2016, here's a look at the controversies which have rocked the sporting world this year.
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One of the strangest things ever to have happened in Indian sports was witnessed in Rio, on the eve of country’s 70th Independence Day. India celebrated a fourth-finish in athletics like never before, thanks to Dipa Karmakar, then welcomed her in the grandest possible way which is only reserved for champions.
India need four wickets to win the series 3-0 with a match to go.
With still a Test match to go before we say bye bye to 2016, he can sure create at least few more records.
England needed to win the match to keep the five-match series alive. But now, only a miracle can only save a sure defeat.
Virat Kohli brilliance helped India take crucial 51-run lead at the end of third day's play.
Australia have won the first two matches, by 68 and 116 runs at Sydney and Canberra respectively in their 3-0 clean sweep of New Zealand.
India were 146/1 with Vijay and Pujara unbeaten on 70 and 47 respectively.
The day witnessed 94 overs' play with England scoring 288 runs for the loss of five wickets.
He is the fourth opener to hit a hundred against India on debut after 107 Gordon Greenidge, Alastair Cook and Alviro Petersen.
The round of 16 draw will be held on Monday in Nyon.
An unlikely history was created on Thursday when a buoyant Indian team under Virat Kohli took on England in the fourth Test of the five match series at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
England players will have a 25-day break at home for Christmas between the series switch-over, from Test to limited overs' formats.
Yuvraj and Keech had got married on November 30 at Fatehgarh Sahib near Chandigarh. They again married on December 2 in Goa.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have become inseparable. Indian cricket's power-couple was seen at a birthday do on Monday.
India's injury worries compounded on the eve of fourth Test against England as Ajinkya Rahane sustained a fracture finger during a practice session on Wednesday at Mumbai.
India Test captain Virat Kohli had an intense net session on Wednesday ahead of the fourth match against England at Mumbai.
Patel returned to national team after a gap of eight years and performed well in the third match at Mohali.
Arsenal and PSG have qualified from the group, while third placed Ludogorets will have another crack at the continental competition, in the second-rung Europa League.
Indian cricket's power-couple was going through a rough patch, and their disagreement over marriage was said to be the reason behind the purported break-up.
In the Mexico City live event, Lesnar destroyed Rusev in 5 minutes, and announced that he is ready to take on Goldberg again.
Australia captain Steve Smith led from the front as Australia beat New Zealand by 68 runs in the first of three One-Day International matches at Sydney on Sunday.