Highlights All England Championships: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance to quarter-finals

Mar, 09 2017 IST

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    That's all from us, thank you for following. Join us tomorrow for all the quarter-final action

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    Mixed day for Indians at the All England Badminton Championships. PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have advanced to the quartefinals, but HS Prannoy crashed out of the competition.

    PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will meet each other if they win their respective quarter-finals tomorrow so follow our live blog as we bring you all the updates from the game.

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    Saina Nehwal beats Germany's Deprez 21-18, 21-10 to reach the quarter-finals of the All England Open

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    Saina Nehwal takes 11-6 lead in the second game interval. She is marching on to the quarter finals

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    Saina Nehwal wins the first game 21-18 after the German gave her a scare by leveling matters at 15-15. But the Indian stepped it up just at the right moment to take the first game.

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    Saina Nehwal leading 11-6 at the first game interval against her German opponent. Good start from the Indian

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    Saina Nehwal is in action now in her pre-quarterfinal against Germany' s Fabienne Deprez

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    HS Prannoy loses 21-13, 21-5 against Houwei Tian. India's contention in men's category is over

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    Houwei Tian leading 13-4 against HS Prannoy in the second game. Not looking good for the Indian

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    HS Prannoy loses first game by 21-13 against Houwei Tian. The Indian needs to up his game to stay alive in the tournament

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    HS Prannoy is in pre-quarterfinal action against Houwei Tian and trails 10-11 at the interval in the first game

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    Great win for PV Sindhu as she reaches the quarterfinal at All England Championships. HS Prannoy is next Indian in action. He will begin his match at 6:30 PM IST

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    PV Sindhu steamrolls Dinar Ayustine 21-12 , 21-4 to go through to the third round at the All England Championships

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    PV Sindhu leads 11-3 at the interval in the second game. There seems little stopping her from entering the third round in straight games.

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    PV Sindhu with a comfortable 10-3 lead in the second game. It was 9-0 at a point, but the Indonesian showing some fight

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    PV Sindhu leading 3-0 in the second game. Good start from the Indian

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    PV Sindhu wins first gam,e 21-12. Little trouble for the Indian as she breezes through the first game. Can she wrap up the match in the second game now?

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    PV Sindhu just two points away from claiming the first game. Good game from the Indian so far

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    PV Sindhu proving too strong for her opponent. Forcing Ayustine into errors with some really aggressive play. The Indian leads 16-19 and is inching towards win in the first game

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    11-5! PV Sindhu takes a big lead into the first game interval. After a scratchy start the Indian is up and running in the second round game against Dinar Ayustine of Indonesia

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    PV Sindhu takes the lead at 4-3, but Ayustine pulls it back to 4-4. Tight contest going on in Birmingham

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    Ayustine now into the lead. 3-2 to the Indonesian

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    The game begins. PV Sindhu takes first two points before Indonesian gets one back. It's 2-1 now

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    PV Sindhu is on the court for her game against Indonesia's Dinar Ayustine. Game begins shorty

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    Here is today's schedule. PV Sindhu in action shortly

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    Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of Round 2 of the All England Championship where three Indians are in action. PV Sindhu will begin the day with her game, followed by HS Prannoy before Saina Nehwal will be in action in her second round clash. We will bring you all the Live scores, updates and reactions from the action, so stick around for best of happenings from All England

Birmingham: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal beat defending champion Badmio of Japan to enter the second round of the All England Open badminton championships, in Birmingham.

Eight seeded Saina defetaed Okuhara 21-15 21-14 late last night to improve her head-to-head record to 6-1 against her Japanese opponent.

Besides Saina, Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu also made winning start and dominated from start to finish to drub 33rd ranked Denmark's Mette Poulsen 21-10 21-11 in her first round women's singles match.

Saina Nehwal. AFP

Saina Nehwal. AFP

In the men's singles, HS Prannoy came from a game down to beat Qiao Bin 17-21 22-20 21-19, but it was curtains for Kidambi Srikanth as he lost to Zhao Junpeng of China 19-21 21-19 12-21.

While Sindhu will face Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine in the second round, Saina will be up against Fabienne Deprez of Germany later today.

Prannoy will face a tough opponent in the seventh seed Houwei Tian of China.

In the qualifiers earlier, the Verma brothers -- Sourabh and Sameer -- lost in the opening round, while Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy won the first match before losing in the second round, failing to make the main draw.

Sameer, who had reached the finals at Hong Kong Open, lost 17-21 12-21 to Japan's Kazumasa Sakai, while National champion Sourabh's fight against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia ended with a 10-21 21-14 20-22 loss here.

Ashwini and Sikki defeated England combination of Lauren Smith and Sarah Walker 21-17 16-21 24-22 in the first round and then lost 15-21 21-18 18-21 to Swiss Nadia Fankhauser and Sannatasah Saniru of Malaysia in the second round.


Published Date: Mar 09, 2017 07:55 pm | Updated Date: Mar 09, 2017 08:04 pm