Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and results: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth move into pre-quarters

Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and results: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth move into pre-quarters
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    And another entertaining day of badminton comes to an end as nine Indian shuttlers qualified for the pre-quarter-finals of the Australian Open. It was a tough day for the likes of HS Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram, and Siril Verma, who ended their campaign. Good news is that Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will be in action tomorrow as we will be back to provide you live scores and updates throughout the day. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Till then, take care! 

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    Other results:

    Eighth seed Chen Yufei beat Lee Chia Hsin 21-16, 21-8

    Ratchanok Intanon cruise past Louisa MA 21-11, 21-12

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    Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty beat Law Him and Lee Reginald: 22-20, 21-19, 21-11

    After losing the first game by a narrow margin, Satwik and Chirag handled the pressure with maturity to see off their opponents in three games. One of the reasons why the duo does so well in foreign tournaments is their ability to fight back in pressure situations.

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    17-10! The young Indian duo are on a roll in the deciding game against Lee-Him and Lee Reginald

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    11-7! Satwiksairaj and Chirag hold a four-point lead in the final game against the Hong Kong pair. Will they make it to the pre-quarters?

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    Nozomi Okuhara stuns Carolina Marin: 21-12, 21-19

    Forget dominant, it was an absolute world-class performance from the Japanese Okuhara. Her smart movements and deceptive shots proved too much for the reigning Olympic champion. With that loss, Marin has now faced defeats in the first round of two consecutive Superseries tournaments within a space of 7 DAYS!

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    19-17! Satwiksairaj and Chirag fight back after trailing 11-6 at one point. Just two points and let the decider commence!

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    Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty are trailing 11-6 at the mid-game interval of the second game. They lost the first game with the narrowest of margins: 22-20

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    Make it 17-17! 

    Nothing to separate these two shuttlers in the second game. And it's 18-18! Just when Okuhara looked comfortable, Marin got one back quickly. 

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    15-15! Okuhara and Marin are level on points in the second game. Can the Spaniard scream her way into the pre-quarters?

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    Satwik and Chirag are tipped to become the next men's doubles sensation. Will they?

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    Nozomi Okuhara wins first game: 21-12

    This should not surprise many but Olympic bronze medallist has wrapped up the first game against the Olympic gold medallist. Okuhara outplayed Marin effortlessly with swift net shots. 

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    Earlier in the day, Tai Tzu Ying registered an easy 21-18, 21-11 win over Kristy Gilmour of Scotland to join the likes of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in the pre-quarter-finals. Tai is one of the favourites to win the tournament despite the end of her tournament-winning streak in Jakarta. 

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    Chen Xiaoxin enters pre-quarters: 21-17, 12-21, 21-12

    The 19-year-old Chinese shuttler edged past India's Ruthvika Shivani Gadde in three games to cement her pre-quarters spot. Ruthvika replied with an easy second game win but floundered in the decider. 

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    19-9! Chen is just two points away from securing her pre-quarter-final spot in the women's singles.

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    17-8! Chen is not letting Ruthvika come back into the match. Top class footwork from the Chinese shuttler. 

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    7-2! Chen Xiaoxin leads the decider and is looking to unsettle Ruthvika with a barrage of crosscourt shots. 

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    Match point for Ruthvika!

    And she clinches the second game: 21-12

    What a turnaround for Ruthvika to level the score and force the match into the deciding game. A lot of matches went the wire this morning. Let's see what happens with this one!

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    17-10! Ruthvika is not giving up here. A healthy 10-point lead means job well done, right? 

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    11-9! A comeback was needed and Ruthvika leads by two points at the mid-game interval of the second game. Can she level the scores? 

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    Chen Xiaoxin claims the opening game: 21-17

    Ruthvika Gadde managed to fight back but it was too late because Chen was ahead by a huge margin. The second game gets underway!

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    Oh, and these two have been exceptional as well. A straight-game win means that the attack-defence combination is working well. 

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    FEELING. RIGHT. NOW

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    Cracker of a game. Without a shadow of doubt!

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    PV Sindhu edges past Sayaka Sato: 21-17, 14-21, 21-8

    A nail-biting encounter ends in favour of the Indian shuttler as Pusarla Venkata Sindhu moves into the pre-quarters of the Australian Open with a win over Indonesia Open champion Sayaka Sato in a three-game thriller. 

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    Suspense? 20-18 

    Sindhu squanders three match points by allowing Sayaka to play shots directed to her tramlines. Sindhu needs one point to seal the match!

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    20-15! Match point for Sindhu as she successfully keeps Sayaka at bay towards the end of the final game.

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    17-12! Things look good now for the Olympic silver medallist. Sayaka looks tired and Sindhu must capitalise 

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    15-11! Sindhu ups her game to take a four-point lead. Sayaka is playing from the backcourt now

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    12-11! Sayaka was stretched near her right tramline as Sindhu hits a winner to take the lead.

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    FINALLY! 

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    4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7! WHAT IS HAPPENING? 

    What a tight final game between Sindhu and Sayaka. The Indian shuttler uses her attacking skills to push her opponent, while Sayaka has used her defence for the major part of this clash. 

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    4-4! It is all happening here in the first round clash between Sindhu and Sayaka. What a performance by both the shuttlers regardless of whoever wins it.  

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    4-4! It is all happening here in the first round clash between Sindhu and Sayaka. What a performance by both the shuttlers regardless of whoever wins it.  

Commonwealth Games champion shuttler Parupalli Kashyap set up a clash with World No 1 Korean Son Wan Ho in the main draw of the Australian Superseries on Wednesday after coming through qualifiers with two wins on the trot.

File image of Saina Nehwal (L) and PV Sindhu. AFP

File image of Saina Nehwal (L) and PV Sindhu. AFP

Kashyap, who is trying to comeback after losing a lot of time due to a series of injuries, saw off China's Zhao Junpeng 21-15, 21-18 in the opening round before disposing Indonesia Superseries Premier runners-up Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 21-5, 21-16 in the second men's singles match.

In the main draw, Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth will face Kan Chao Yu in the opening round after the shuttler from Chinese Taipei defeated Australia's Jacob Schueler 21-15 21-8 and Chinese Taipei's Chun-Wei Chen 21-15, 23-21.

HS Prannoy, who defeated Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei and Rio gold medallist Chen Long in Indonesia Open last week, got a direct entry into the main draw and he will take on England's Rajiv Ouseph.

Young Siril Verma also made it to the main draw after brushing aside Indonesia's Yehezkiel Fritz Mainaky 21-9 21-9 and then defeating compatriot Shreyansh Jaiswal 21-16, 21-15.

In women's singles qualifying round, Ruthvika Shivani Gadde beat Australia's Sylvina Kurniawan 21-15, 21-15 and then dumped another local player Ruwindi Serasinghe 21-9, 21-7 to make it to the main draw.

Shivani will face China's Chen Xiaoxin in her first round.

Top Indian shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, Sai Praneeth will start their campaign on Wednesday.

With inputs from PTI


Published Date: Jun 21, 2017 04:56 pm | Updated Date: Jun 21, 2017 04:58 pm


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