The world number 8 from Hyderabad showed extraordinary skills and fighting spirit to defeat the second ranked Shixian Wang in three gruelling sets 19-21, 21-19, 21-15, with the match lasting more than an hour at Copenhagen.
With the win,she has been assured of a medal as she will now play the winner of Tai T-y of Chinese Taipei and C Marín of Spain in the semi-final.
Sindhu's father P.V Ramana spoke to a CNN-IBN and said, "Sindhu was dejected when she did not win Khelratna award. But, we as a family supported her and asked her to prove her worth."
Sindhu had won the bronze medal in 2013 World Badminton championship.
People on Twitter reacted joyously to this news:
Fabulous stuff from PV Sindhu. What a win.
— Sameer Dharur (@SameerDharur) August 29, 2014
PV Sindhu reaches the semis after defeating China's Shixian Wang in three sets. Finally, some smiles for the Indian supporters. :D
— Sidhant Maheshwari (@msidhant) August 29, 2014
On National Sports Day (Dhyan Chand's birthday), PV Sindhu gives India great reason to rejoice. Back to back medals at badminton worlds.
— G Rajaraman (@G_Rajaraman) August 29, 2014
— Sreehari (@Sreehari1981) August 29, 2014
PV Sindhu into Badminton World Championship semis ! Tough game, beats world no2 in tough 3 games.
— Anil Anuragi (@anuragi89) August 29, 2014