Highlights Singapore Open, badminton scores and results: Kidambi Srikanth sets up all-Indian final against Sai Praneeth

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Highlights Singapore Open, badminton scores and results: Kidambi Srikanth sets up all-Indian final against Sai Praneeth
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    That's all from today's action-packed semi-finals it was a historical day for Indian men's shuttlers as Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth dominated their opponents to set up an all-Indian final tomorrow. Also, Top seed Tai Tzu Ying will square off against fourth seed Carolina Marin in the women's singles final at the Singapore Open. Hope you enjoyed the live coverage as we will be back tomorrow to provide you updates of your favourite shuttlers. Until then, goodbye and take care! 

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    This is how the Singapore Open final looks: 

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    INDEED. THEY DESERVE IT ALL! 

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    Kidambi Srikanth defeats Anthony Ginting; will face Sai Praneeth in final: 21-13, 21-14

    This is the kind of badminton that all the Indian fans missed! Finally, Kidambi has produced his best game to make his way into the finals of the Singapore Open with a straight-game win over 20-year-old Ginting. Not to forget, he made a slow start and trailed 3-8 but then it was all about the former India Open champion. With that win, he sets up an all-Indian final tomorrow with fellow shuttler Sai Praneeth! 

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    17-14! Kidambi with another unplayable cross court shot as Ginting is trying everything to get back into the match

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    12-7! That's an amazing backhand drop by Kidambi as Ginting was expected a lobbed drive. Smart move by Kidambi

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    5-9! Ginting wins three straight points and closes the gap on Kidambi's lead in the second game

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    8-1! Kidambi is just running away with the lead here. He has taken the attacking approach in the second game! 

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    8-1! Kidambi is just running away with the lead here. He has taken the attacking approach in the second game! 

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    6-1 and Ginting is finding it difficult to lift Kidambi's drop shots near his forecourt area. What a sensational player Kidambi is! 

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    2-0! Kidambi takes the lead with some quick net plays. He is just a game away from meeting Sai Praneeth in the final of the Singapore Open  

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    19-12! Kidambi has been outstanding defensively as he picks up Gintings drives and smashes with ease. Stunning by the former World. no 3

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    17-11! Looks like Kidambi has finally hit the ground running as he wins TEN consecutive points to unsettle Ginting in the first game. Will he win this?  

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    10-10! What a turnaround this is! Kidambi wins six consecutive points to put the pressure on Ginting. 

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    Another shot goes wide but Kidambi still trails 8-10 in the first game. He needs to settle now and make Ginting work near his tramlines

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    6-9! Brilliant lift there by Kidambi as Ginting's follow-up shot goes wide

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    6-9! Brilliant lift there by Kidambi as Ginting's follow-up shot goes wide

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    8-3! Ginting is trying to take control by pushing Kidambi far from the forecourt where he is so strong. Kidambi needs to find a way to block Ginting's forehand smashes

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    4-2! The 20-year-old Indonesian has taken a slender lead against Kidambi in the first game 

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    Srikanth Kidambi vs Anthony Ginting

    World no. 29 Kidambi takes on the World no. 26 Ginting in the semis of the Singapore Open where the former has a chance to meet compatriot Sai Praneeth in an all-Indian final tomorrow. Notably, Kidambi and Indonesian Ginting have a 1-1 win-loss record against each other but it's been a long time since their previous encounter. Get ready to witness a super match!  

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    Sai Praneeth enters maiden Superseries final; defeats Lee Dong: 21-6, 21-8 

    What a comprehensive victory the World no. 30 Praneeth! After a very, very long time the Indian shuttler has shown what he is capable of and it was visible how he forced Lee Dong to the basepoint and capitalised both the games with his drop shots and swift net plays. Big day tomorrow for the 24-year-old shuttler

     

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    13-5! A place in the final doesn't look far away from here. He has been exceptional throughout the match. 

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    3-9! Lee Dong wins two consecutive points to remind Praneeth that the tie isn't over yet

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    4-1! Praneeth has decided to go full throttle against World no. 35 Lee Dong of Korea. 

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    Sai Praneeth starts confidently; wins first game: 21-6

    Indian shuttler Praneeth has just shown how he can be so dangerous with his outstanding forehand drive and net flicks from the baseline. Lee Dong was left stranded as he was unable to read Praneeth's movement. Will he win the second to enter the finals?

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    16-4! Excellent footwork near the forecourt by Praneeth as he is toying around in the first game. A win here would mean so much to the Indian shuttler! 

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    Sai Praneeth has taken a healthy 11-1 lead at the break of the first game against Lee Dong! 

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    Carolina Marin comfortably defeats Sung Ji; enters final: 21-9, 21-12

    Olympic winner Marin thwarts Sung Ji in straight games to enter her third consecutive Superseries final within three weeks. Unfortunately, she has lost her previous two finals - India Open and Malaysia Open - at the hands of PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying. Marin is superb form and won't give up on yet another Superseries title regardless of her opponent tomorrow. She will face the winner of the Tai Tzu Ying vs Beiwen Zhang tie!

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    18-10! Marin is just three points shy of entering her third consecutive Superseries final

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    4-11! Brilliant cross court smash by Sung Ji there. Completely deceives Marin near the right tramline. Need more of this from the Korean shuttler

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    8-2! Marin takes a six-point lead in the second game as Sung Ji looks completely out of touch

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    Carolina Marin dominates first game: 21-9

    Another dominant show right from the word 'Love all; play' by Marin as she delivers a barrage of drop shots to unsettle Sung Ji in the first round of the quarter-final. It's a treat to watch Marin when she frustrates her opponent! 

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    16-7! Just like her quarter-final performance against PV Sindhu, Marin has yet again prioritised taking an early lead to put her opponent under pressure. Sung Ji looks surprised with Marin's pace

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    Marin leads 11-4 at break in the first game. The Spanish ace won six straight points from 3-3 to take a healthy lead against struggling Sung Ji

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    Carolina Marin vs Sung Ji Hyun

    It's the battle of fourth seed Marin vs the second seed Sung Ji. These two have faced 7 times before where the Spaniard has edged the Korean six times and a win in this tie will seal her place in the final of Singapore Open. Sung Ji, on the other hand, will be eyeing to win in straight games as Marin is difficult to beat in the deciding game. 

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    Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the semifinals of the Singapore Open Superseries featuring India's Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth and Spain's Carolina Marin.Stick around for Live updates


Quarterfinal Report: Indian men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth advanced to the semi-finals, while PV Sindhu and the mixed doubles pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the quarter-finals of the $350,000 Singapore Open Superseries in Singapore on Friday.

Praneeth fought hard to get the better of Thai eighth seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 15-21, 21-14, 21-19 in an hour and 11 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

File photo of Kidambi Srikanth. AFP

File photo of Kidambi Srikanth. AFP

The Indian will meet South Korean Lee Dong Keun, who got past Indonesian Jonatan Christie 21-18, 21-16.

Srikanth smashed past Chinese fifth seed Shi Yuqi 21-14, 21-16 in 36 minutes to set-up a last four clash against Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, who got the better of Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-19, 21-14.

Olympic 2016 runner-up Sindhu suffered a taming 11-21, 15-21 defeat at the hands of her Rio conqueror Carolina Marin of Spain.

With this win, two-time reigning world champion Marin has taken a 6-5 lead over the Indian in career meetings.


In the semi-final, the fourth-seeded Spanish star will meet South Korean second seed Sung ji Hyun, who got past Chinese sixth seed Sun Yu 21-13, 21-16. The other semi-final will be fought between Chinese Taipei's top seed Tai Tzu Ying and United States' Beiwen Zhang.

Sumeeth-Ashwini couldn't mount a challenge against the Chinese third seeded pair of Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong, who took only 27 minutes to win 21-11, 21-8.

 

WIth inputs from IANS


Published Date: Apr 15, 2017 04:33 pm | Updated Date: Apr 15, 2017 05:14 pm



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