PV Sindhu makes it to BWF World Championships final for third consecutive time, Sai Praneeth wins bronze

PV Sindhu BadmintonBasel: It was a notable day for India at the ongoing BWF World Championships in Switzerland on Saturday, as PV Sindhu scripted history by making it to the final of event for the third consecutive time while Sai Praneeth became only the second Indian men's singles player after the legendary Prakash Padukone to win a medal at the prestigious tournament.

Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu trounced World No 3 Chen Yufei 21-7, 21-14 to enter the women's singles final, while B Sai Praneeth earned a bronze medal after suffering a defeat to Kento Momota in the last-four stage.

Praneeth, World No. 19, lost the men's singles semi-final 13-21, 8-21 to World No. 1 Mmomta of Japan  but finished with his maiden medal at the world meet. Praneeth had defeated Jonatan Christie of Indonesia 24-22, 21-14 in the last-eight match on Friday to storm into the semi-finals of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Sindhu eased past fourth-seed Chen Yu Fei of China in straight games to book her place in the final of the  ongoing BWF World Championships in Switzerland on Saturday. India's ace shuttler hardly broke a sweat against her Chinese opponent to seal a comfortable 21-7, 21-14 win in a one-sided semi-final match that lasted 40 minutes. The Hyderabadi will now lock horns with third-seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.