Highlights Singapore Open, badminton scores and results: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to second round

Apr, 12 2017 IST

Highlights Singapore Open, badminton scores and results: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to second round
  • 23:16 (IST)

    So, that's it from the first round of the Singapore Superseries. We will be back again tomorrow as the second round begins at 11:30 am featuring Indian stars like PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. See you guys tomorrow! 

  • 22:57 (IST)

    Matches to watch out for: 

    B Sumeeth Reddy/ Ashwini Ponnappa vs Jae Hwan/ Lee So Hee

    B Sai Praneeth vs Qiao Bin

    PV Sindhu vs Fitraini Fitraini

    ​Chia Hsin Lee vs Carolina Marin 

    Ashwini Ponnappa/ Sikki Reddy vs Misaki Matsutmo/ Ayaka Takahashi

    Kidambi Srikanth vs Ihsan Maulana

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  • 19:28 (IST)

    Kidambi Srikanth wraps up the second match; enters next round: 21-11

    The former World no. 3 showed glimpses of his forecourt prowess as he defeated Nishimoto Kenta of Japan in straight games to enter the second round.

  • 18:42 (IST)

    Kidambi Srikanth claims first game: 21-12

    After a long time, Kidambi looks in great touch as he wins the first game without any hiccups against an unseeded Nishimoto Kenta.  

  • 18:35 (IST)

    Carolina Marin beats Pornpawee Chochuwong: 21-12, 16-21, 21-12

    Spanish ace Carolina Marin enters the second round of the Singapore Open after a decent performance against Chochuwong. Marin was forced to play the third game as she lost focus midway through the second game. Still, she managed to give a strong reply and win the tie.

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    PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to advance to second round at Singapore Open

    PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara 10-21, 21-15, 22-20 in first round of women's singles match at the Singapore Open and reach the second round 

  • 14:53 (IST)

    19-11! Just two points away now, Sindhu looks in fine form. Okuhara is clearly running out of ideas

  • 14:51 (IST)

    16-9! Sindhu is rampant and romping towards the finishing line. She has turned things around quite magnificently after the first game and now has a big advantage in the decider

  • 14:48 (IST)

    PV Sindhu leads at the interval in the third game

    PV Sindhu staved off a fightback from Nozomi Okuhara to lead 11-8 at the interval in the third game. Sinhu raced to a 5-1 lead at the start but Okuhara reduced the deficit to just a single point, it was neck and neck for a while before Sindhu pulled away to take a three-point lead. 

  • 14:40 (IST)

    PV Sindhu leads in decider!

    Sindhu has carried her momentum into the final game. She leads 5-1 in the decider against Nozomi Okuhara. The Indian is now calling the shots and the Japanese is finding it very hard to deal with Sindhu's power

  • 14:35 (IST)

    PV Sindhu wins second game against Nozomi Okuhara

    Sindhu wins second game 21-15. The match against Nozomi Okuhara is now into the final game with the Indian having all the momentum. 

  • 14:28 (IST)

    18-7! Sindhu has turned it on in the second game. She is doing to Okuhara what Okuhara did to her in the opening game. Sindhu has had the habit to comeback into matches and has done exactly that here

  • 14:24 (IST)

    PV Sindhu leads in second game against Nozomi Okuhara

    Sindhu has opened up a five-point lead in the second game against Nozomi Okuhara that was neck and neck at the start. SIndhu has found her touch in this game and is more of a match for her Japanese opponent. Sindhu now has the momentumand must force it home by winning the second game

  • 14:16 (IST)

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    PV Sindhu loses opening game against Nozomi Okuhara

    PV Sindhu loses opening game of her women's singles first round clash against Nozomi Okuhara by 21-10. Quite a big margin that and SIndhu needs to get her act together quickly. The Japanese has all the momentum and has looked in very good tough. Sindhu has been patchy with her shots and needs to get into a rhythm in the second game

  • 14:08 (IST)

    PV Sindhu trails in opening game

    PV Sindhu trails Nozomi Okuhara 11-7 at the interval of the first game. Sindhu has been starting slowly in recent games but has always made a comeback. However it won't be the easier thing to do against Okuhara who is among the top players in women's badminton

  • 14:04 (IST)

    PV Sindhu in first round action against Nozomi Okuhara

    Close game so far, PV Sindhu trailing Okuhara by just one point as the score reads 7-6.

  • 13:58 (IST)

    PV Sindhu in first round action against Nozomi Okuhara

    After the shock result in Malaysia, Sindhu returns to court in the Singapore Open and faces tough test in the first round in the shape of Nozomi Okuhara. The pair met in the semifinals of the Rio Olympics where Sindhu famously emerged the winner. Who will come out on top today?

  • 13:31 (IST)

    RIP Akhilesh Das Gupta!

  • 13:28 (IST)

    Sourabh Verma bows out of contention after losing to Anthony Ginting

    Sourabh Verma bows out of contention with 21-15, 21-14 loss to Anthony Ginting

  • 13:12 (IST)

    Sourabh Verma loses first game, leads in second

    Sourabh Verma despite leading 6-1 at a point in the first game lost it 15-21, However he leads Anthony Ginting 5-4 in the second game. Can he take the game to a decider?

  • 12:58 (IST)

    Sourabh Verma in action against Anthony Ginting

    Sourabh Verma leads 11-6 in the opening game of the first round match. The Indian has shown great energy in the game so far. Can he sustain it for the rest of the game through?

  • 12:52 (IST)

    JUST IN! BAI President Akhilesh Das Gupta passes away!

  • 12:29 (IST)

    Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy bow out after defeat in first round

    Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy lose to third-seeded Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sanoda 21-8, 21-16

  • 12:02 (IST)

    Ashwini Ponappa-N Sikki Reddy advance to second round of Singapore Open

    Ponappa-Reddy beat Yin Loo Lim-Yap Cheng Wen of Malaysia 21-19, 21-19 to advance to second round

  • 11:55 (IST)

    Ashwimi Ponappa-N Sikki Reddy win first game

    Indian women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa-N Sikki Reddy win the opening game of the 1st round game of the Singapore Open against Yin Loo Lim-Yap Cheng Wen of Malaysia 21-19. Currently it's 18-18 in the second game

  • 10:53 (IST)

    Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy will be in first round action soon

    Ponappa-Reddy will face Yin Loo Lim-Yap Cheng Wen of Malaysia in the opening round of the women's doubles. The pair haven't done greatly in recent tournaments making early exits, but will be keen to right the wrongs and make a place for themselves in the second round

  • 10:50 (IST)

    B Sai Praneeth advances to Round 2

    The only good news for India so far has been B Sai Praneeth who defeated Denmark's Emil Holst 17-21 21-7 21-19

  • 10:48 (IST)

    Not the best start to the day by the Indians

    The Indians haven't made a great start to proceedings at the Singapore Open with Sameer Verma, Rituparna Das and mixed doubles pair of Satviksairaj Rankireddy and Maneesha K all having to make early exits from the competition.

    Sameer Verma went down fighting against China's Yun Hu 28-26, 23-21

    Rituparna Das lose to Hsu Ya Ching of Siouth Korea 21-18, 21-13

    Satviksairaj-Maneesha lose to Lu Ching Yao-Chian Kai Hsin 21-13 16-21 21-11

  • 10:31 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the first round of action from the Singapore Open Superseries where a host of Indians including PV Sindhu are in action. With many big names missing in Singapore, it is a chance for the Indian shuttlers to make a mark. So stick around for all the Live updates

Preview: London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Monday pulled out of the USD 350,000 Singapore Super Series to spend more time in training to improve her game ahead of the hectic international circuit.

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu, meanwhile, will look to put behind her disappointing first-round exit at Malaysia when she leads the Indian challenge here.

The 27-year-old Saina said she will next play at the Asian Badminton Championship to be held at Wuhan, China later this month.

PV Sindhu. Getty Images

PV Sindhu. Getty Images

"Yes, I withdrew from the tournament as I feel I need some more time training to get better. There is improvement in the knee but I think some more training will help at this point," Saina told PTI.

"I will play Asia Badminton Championship next. I will also play the Indonesia Super Series and the Sudirman Cup," said the 2010 Commonwealth Games champion.

Saina, who had won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold in January after recovering from a career-threatening knee injury, had bowed out of the opening round at Malaysia Open last week after losing narrowly to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.

While Saina will be missing in action, Sindhu, who clinched her maiden India Open at New Delhi to achieve a career-best World No. 2 ranking, will have to get over the heart-break at Kuching, where she was stunned by upcoming Chinese shuttler Chen Yufei.

However, a tough draw awaits Sindhu as she is slated to face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, 2016 All England Open champion and Rio Olympic bronze medallist.

Meanwhile, National champion Rituparna Das made into the main draw of women's singles and she will take on Chinese Taipei's Hsu Ya Ching.

In men's singles, India's B Sai Praneeth will meet Denmark's Emil Holst after his compatriot Jan Jorgensen pulled out of the event. Rising star Sameer Verma will once again face Hong Kong's Hu Yun, whom he had beaten at the India Open earlier this month.

Ajay Jayaram, who had beaten World No. 2 Viktor Axelsen en route to the quarterfinals at Malaysia Open last week, will meet fifth seeded young Chinese shuttler Shi Yuqi, who had reached the finals at the All England last month.

After skipping the Malaysia Open following his second- round loss in India Open, Kidambi Srikanth will be looking to regain his form that saw him conquer the 2014 China Open and 2015 India Open. The former World No. 4 will square off against a qualifier.

In men's doubles, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, who have found the going tough ever since their Olympic qualification, will face Japanese third seeded pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda in the opening round.


Published Date: Apr 12, 2017 09:59 pm | Updated Date: Apr 12, 2017 11:00 pm

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