CWG: Saina sets date with Sindhu in women's singles final


The duo will now play for the bronze medal against local hopes Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville later in the day. In the all-Indian women's final, Gold for Saina and silver for Sindhu ensured India its fourth and fifth medals in badminton and took India's medal tally to 62 the at Gold Coast CWG. She had earlier claimed the 2010 Delhi Games gold. You can never rule this girl out of the competition. Saina instantly threw both her hands up in the air in exultation.

Saina Nehwal dropped her racquet and screamed like a manic. But Saina was the one dictating the game even then, making it hard for Sindhu to score points. But in the Commonwealth Games, she has been successful, contributing heavily in India's first ever triumph in the mixed-team event last week and rounding off the fruitful fortnight with an impressive climax. A valiant effort by the former World Number 1.

In the second game, Sindhu started aggressively and it paid off as she was leading the set with three points at 11-8.

GOLD COAST Saina Nehwal said she has no regrets about "standing up for her father" in the athletes village accommodation controversy. If anything, in fact, her movement was way better than it has been at any time in 2018. Sindhu, on her part, was motivated enough to cruise a comeback but Saina was simply too hot to handle, hardly allowing Sindhu an inch of space to breath.

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Kidambi will be highly disappointed as he attained the World No. 1 position during the Commonwealth Games 2018 and had increased the expectations of him winning the gold manifold in the Men's Singles event.

Saina's power and placement has been impeccable while Sindhu has been erratic in the first game.

Sindhu took two back to back points take a 6-4 lead before Saina reduced the gap with a deceptive smash that totally outfoxed her rival. He will face Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei on Sunday. Many say he is a slow starter. Also ending second were Satwik and Chirag, going down to Rio Olympics bronze medallist Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of England 21-13 21-16 in a 39-minute contest. The youngsters put on a promising display of courage and determination against their experienced opponents and won a historic silver medal for the nation.