Desk : PV Sindhu has become India's latest hope to win an Olympic medal at the Rio 2016 games, something the country is yet to have done.
The 21-year-old badminton player upset China's Wang Yihan - currently ranked world number two - on Tuesday.
Wang, 28, was favoured to win having won silver at the 2012 London Olympics, reports BBC.
Many on social media praised her achievement and voiced their hope for her to win a medal.
Indians on Twitter rallied around Sindhu, saying she had brought pride to her country.
"This girl is on fire!!!!! 2 straight sets! Come on Sindhu!" said Tapsee Pannu.
"Woke up to the great news of PV Sindhu winning. You make us proud," said another user.
"India medal hopes are alive again with this win," another commented.
"India is behind you", a user added.
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