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BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth eye final berth

Sindhu has already assured herself of a fifth medal at the BWF World Championships.

BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth eye final berth

Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will look to book her place in the final of the ongoing BWF World Championships when she squares off with fourth-seed Chen Yu Fei of China in the last-four clash of the women's singles event in Switzerland on Saturday. 

On Friday, the Indian shuttler rebounded strongly from a game down against second-seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei to seal a 12-21, 23-21, 21-19 win over second-seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei and cement her place in the semi-final of the tournament. 

With the win, Sindhu had already assured herself of a fifth medal at the BWF World Championships. It is to be noted that the 24-year-old clinched two back-to-back silver medals in the last two editions of the tournament. 

Yu Fei, on the other hand, advanced into the last four of the women's singles event with a hard-fought 15-21, 27-25, 21-12 win over Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in a thrilling quarter-final clash that lasted one hour and 16 minutes. 

Meanwhile, B Sai Praneeth--another Indian in the fray--will also look to storm into the final of the men's singles event of the prestigious event when he locks horns with top-seed Kento Momota of Japan in the last-four match later in the day. 

Praneeth had edged past Indonesia's Jonatan Christie 24-22, 21-14 in their round-of-eight on Friday to storm into the semi-finals of the tournament.