In the quarter-final, it was a thriller for the Indian as she edged past her Mexican rival Valencia Alejandra 9-8 in the tie-breaker. After a stalemate 27-27 in the first set, Laxmirani lost the second 28-29. The third was again pocketed by the Indian 28-27 while Alejandra came back to take the fourth set 28-27. Laxmirani clinched the last set 29-28 to made it 5-5 and then finally bagged the tie breaker to take the game 6-5. However, in the semi-final Laxmirani had to face Chinese Taipei's Shih-Chia Lin, who ousted the Indian 4-6. But it was a close contest with four sets of stalemate.
The scoreline read 28-28, 26-26, 28-26, 27-27, 27-27. Laxmirani will now face Misun Choi of South Korea in the bronze medal clash on August 2. Former World No.1 Deepika, on the other hand, lost to Yuhong Qi of China 6-4. However, it was the Indian who took the first set 29-27. Qi rallied back to take the second 27-26. Deepika made merry in the third, coming back strongly to pocket it 28-25 but then lost her momentum to give away her 4-2 advantage as she lost the last two sets 25-26 and 26-27.