CWG 2022: Aakarshi Kashyap's season is over, and PV Sindhu advances to the women's singles quarterfinals

PV Sindhu beats Malaysia's Goh Wei Jin in womens singles quarterfinals . Hyderabad star takes three match points to reach semifinals .

BIRMINGHAM, MA, (August 2018) — PV Sindhu, a double Olympic medalist, struggled past Malaysians Goh Wei Jin in the womens singles quarterfinals to stay on track for her first individual gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.Sindhu, a former world champion, secured a come-from-behind win over Goh, ranked 60th, to advance to the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games for the third time in a row.However, young Aakarshi Kashyaps CWG debut ended in a 10-21 7-21 loss to Scotland's Kristy Gilmour, a silver and bronze medalist in 2014 and 2018 editions respectively.Sindhu, who had won bronze and silver in the previous two editions, looked a bit shaky against Goh, whom she had lost in two tight games in the mixed team championship final.

In the mid-game break, the 27-year-old Hyderabad star had a two-point advantage, but Goh pulled the trigger on her better showing in the second half of the first round, giving him a 1-0 lead.However, a highly skilled Sindhu regained her senses as the two engaged in some brilliant rallies, with the Indian grabbing a three-point advantage at the break.Sindhu, who is the world number 7, extended her lead to 19-14 and came back for the game.The decider featured some enthralling rallies, with the pair going neck-and-neck until they reached 6-6.

The Indian took a one-point lead after a short return from Goh.Though Goh had some memorable shots, including a body smash, Sindhu concentrated on guiding her opponent to move across the court and using her repertoire of strokes to achieve this.Sindhu wanted to get into good positions to open up a variety of options for her strokeplay.Goh was soon leading 15-11, glancing down and flat on the ground.

Sindhu eventually took three match points and converted in her second attempt, much to the delight of the Indian audience at the NEC Hall here.