Hyderabadi shutler PV Sindhu marched into the women's singles semi-finals of the Indian Open Super Series 2017 with a comfortable 21-16, 22-20 victory over compatriot Saina Nehwal in the quarter-finals.
This was the only second time the Indian duo clashed at the international level. And after Padma Bhushan winner (Saina) triumph at the Syed Modi Grand Prix in 2014, Sindhu made it 1-1 in head to head with her victory on Friday.
The Olympic silver medalist shutler proved why she is the higher- ranked player out of the two with a clinical performance. Saina Nehwal too her credit put up a valiant fight but loss to better player on the day. PV Sindhu will now play against South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun, who is seeded second, for a place in the final.