Highlights, China Open SSP 2017: Viktor Axelsen moves into semis, PV Sindhu bows out

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Highlights, China Open SSP 2017: Viktor Axelsen moves into semis, PV Sindhu bows out
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    And that brings us to the end of another day at the China Open SSP 2017. PV Sindhu's loss to Gao Fangjie ended India's campaign earlier in the day while  Viktor Axelsen made it to the semis after his win over Chou Tien Chen. 

    Do join us tomorrow for the semi-finals!

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    21-16! Shi Yuqi makes a return in the second game and pushes the match to the decider third game, after Chen Long's win in the first game.

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    Meanwhile, in another match, China's Chen Long has won the first game 21-13 against fellow countrymen Shi Yuqi.

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    Ratchanok Intanon has won the second game after losing the first one to Tai Tzu Ying.

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    The match between Tai Tzu Ying and Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon has now begun. Tai Tzu is leading with the score at 6-5.

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    21-17! In another match, Viktor Axelsen has won the first game against Chou Tien Chen.

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    21-19!

    NG Ka Long Angus defeats Lee Chong Wei in the third game to take the match 21-12, 15-21, 21-19 in just 71 minutes.

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    14-11! Lee Chong Wei has made a comeback in the second game against NG Ka Long Angus after losing the first game. 

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    Lee Chong Wei has lost the first game 21-12.

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    A clinical performance from Gao Fangjie in the quarter-final match against PV Sindhu. The Chinese shuttler wins 21-11, 21-10  to book a place in the semi-final of the China Open Superseries Premier. 

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    18-8! China's Gao Fangjie on the verge of pulling off one of the biggest upsets of this tournament. Three points away from a memorable win over PV Sindhu

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    15-7! Is there an upset on cards? Fangjie leads in the 2nd game. Sindhu needs to shift gears and shift it right now

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    10-5! Sindhu trails by 5 points. The Indian ace needs to up her game if she wants to push this game into a decider

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    8-3! It has been a Fangjie show so far as she consolidates her lead over Sindhu in the quarter-final 

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    5-1! Fangjie has once again opened up the lead over Sindhu. She has outclassed the Indian ace so far 

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    Gao Fangjie wins the opening game 21-11 against PV Sindhu. Fangjie just raced away after the mid-game interval to draw first blood

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    16-11! Fangjie Gao has opened up a 5-point lead in the opening game of her quarter-final clash against P V Sindhu

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    Carolina Marin beats He Bingjiao 21-15, 22-24, 22-20 in an epic 93 minute encounter

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    19-19! Little separating both Marin and Bingjiao as this is proving to be a match worthy of a quarter-final. 

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    18-15! Marin opens up an all-important three point lead in the decider.

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    4-3! Fangjie takes the lead over Sindhu in the opening game of the women's quarter-fina 

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    15-14! Bingjiao wins a hat-trick of points to close in on Marin in the decider

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    15-11! Marin holds on to her lead in the decider. A challenge from Bingjiao goes unsuccessful as Marin consolidates her lead in the decider

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    PV Sindhu will be in action next on Court 2. 

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    11-9! It is advantage Carolina Marin at the mid-game interval of the decider. The Spaniard is holding on to a slender lead over Bingjiao who continues to pose a solid challenge to the Olympic champion 

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    8-6! A mini revival of sorts from Bingjiao is thwarted by Marin as she holds on to her lead in the decider

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    6-4! Marin smashes her way back into the lead as Bingjiao is left gasping halfway across the court 

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    4-4! Bingjiao levels the scores with Marin as the decider is proving to be a close contest 

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    3-1! A delicately placed cross-court winner gives Marin a 2-point lead over her Chinese opponent. 

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    24-22! He Bingjiao stays alive.  Marin's return meets the net as Bingjiao's fists pump the air to push this match into a decider 

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    22-22! Bingjiao manages to win a point to stay alive in the game. 

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    20-20! Marin fends off 3 game points to level the scores with He Bingjiao. 

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Report: Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu advanced while Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy bowed out of the China Open World Superseries Premier on Thursday.

Sindhu outplayed Han Yue of China 21-15, 21-13 in 40 minutes to enter the third round.

Right from the word go, Sindhu dominated both the games. Her opponent never looked to be in the contention. Yue, however, tried to match the pace but failed and thus lost the issue to crash out.

Earlier, in the other match, which lasted 37 minutes, Japan's Akane Yamaguchi defeated Saina in straight games 21-18, 21-11 to advance in the women's singles category while Lee Cheuk Yiu overpowered Prannoy 21-19, 21-17 in 42 minutes in the men's singles category.

In the first match, Saina played to her potential but towards the end, the Hyderabadi shuttler lost the momentum.

In the second game, it was all about the Japanese shuttler. Saina seemed struggling and as a result Yamaguchi wrapped up the match comfortably.

In the men's singles match, Prannoy failed to live up to his reputation and surrendered the match in straight games. Prannoy, however, tried to bounce back but the Hong Kong based shuttler proved superior and edged past the Indian player.

In other matches, Chen Long of China and Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia took revenge to defeat Anders Antonsen of Denmark and Brice Leverdez of France, respectively, reports Xinhua news agency.

Rio Olympic champion Chen Long, the sixth seed, overcame Anders Antonsen of Denmark 21-17, 21-13 to advance.

Three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei overpowered Brice Leverdez of France 21-6, 21-9, who had edged past the Malaysian star 21-19, 22-24, 21-17 in the first round of the Badminton World Championships in August.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Nov 17, 2017 19:23:19 IST