Can Sindhu churn out yet another solid performance against Okuhara?
New Delhi: PV Sindhu's remarkable performance at the ongoing Rio Olympics has lifted the sagging spirits of the Indian contingent.
The Hyderabad girl's giant-killing act in Rio has suddenly re-ignited India's hopes for first medal.
After slaying defending silver medalist Wang Yihan in the quarter-final, Sindhu faces a very different challenge in the semis.
Sindhu's display against the World No. 2 did not come as a surprise to those who have tracked her career closely.
Time and again, the Indian has beaten more fancied opponents at big tournaments. However the failure to beat the less celebrated ones has been her undoing until now.
In the semis, she is up against Nozomi Okuhara - one of the most low-profile and efficient players on the women's badminton circuit.
Others in the fray for a gold medal are Spain's Carolina Marin and China's Li Xuerui. Hence facing Okhura at this stage of the tournament could be ideal.
But can Sindhu churn out yet another solid performance against Okuhara?
Here is everything you need to know about the Sindhu's semi-final opponent: