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Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and results: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu bow out; Kidambi Srikanth enters semis

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Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and results: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu bow out; Kidambi Srikanth enters semis

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June 23, 2017 - 17:26 (IST)

And that brings us to the end of a rather frustrating day for Indian shuttlers despite Srikanth's win over Sai Praneeth in the all-Indian encounter. The World No 11 is now the only Indian left in the competition since Saina and Sindhu were shown the door. Tough luck, girls! 

Don't forget to visit our live blog tomorrow as we will be back to provide you all the updates from semi-finals of the Australia Open. Hope you enjoyed our blog!

June 23, 2017 - 17:20 (IST)

So, it wasn't really a great day for Indian women's singles as both PV Sindhu and 2016 Australia Open winner Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Superseries event in a similar fashion. Both Saina and Sindhu were outplayed in their deciding games where they were unable to maintain the pressure on their opponents. 

Well, there was a possibility of a mouth-watering all-Indian semi-final had Saina and Sindhu won their respective matches.
 
Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth ousted compatriot B Sai Praneeth in straight games to enter the semi-finals of men's singles.

June 23, 2017 - 17:01 (IST)

June 23, 2017 - 17:00 (IST)

Sun Yu beats Saina Nehwal: 21-17, 10-21, 21-17

Sixth seed Sun Yu of China enters the semi-finals of the Australia Open after winning a marathon match which lasted for 1 hour 18 minutes in three games. It was difficult to pick out who was superior on the day, however, the Chinese shuttler kept her calm to win the game in the decider.
 
Nonetheless, it was a good battle between attack and defence.

June 23, 2017 - 16:50 (IST)

18-15! Three-point advantage for Sun Yu as she gets the better of Saina in yet another tiring rally.

June 23, 2017 - 16:49 (IST)

17-15!

Sun Yu wins four straight points to put Saina under pressure in the deciding game. 

June 23, 2017 - 16:48 (IST)

June 23, 2017 - 16:47 (IST)

June 23, 2017 - 16:46 (IST)

15-13!

Saina's drop shots have created a lot of trouble for Sun Yu, who failed to make the ground on three occasions in the third game.

June 23, 2017 - 16:45 (IST)

14-12! Great judgement by Saina to let the shuttle land wide but Sun Yu challenges it. Oh, it's a tactical one so that she takes a mini break.

Day 2 review: It was a good day for Indian shuttlers as defending champion Saina Nehwal, Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth advanced at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries here on Thursday.

Highlights Australia Superseries badminton scores and results Saina Nehwal PV Sindhu bow out Kidambi Srikanth enters semisIn women's singles category, Nehwal edged past Soniia Cheah of Malaysia 21-15, 20-22, 21-14 in a gruelling match which lasted around an hour. Fifth-seeded Sindhu played to her reputation and outplayed her Chinese opponent Chen Xiaoxin 21-13, 21-18 in 46 minutes' match.

In men's singles, Srikanth, who recently clinched Indonesia Open, and Praneeth continued their prime form, brushing aside South Korean top seed Son Wan Ho and Chinese Huang Yuxiang respectively to advance to the quarter-finals, where they take on each other.

Srikanth defeated Son Wan Ho 15-21, 21-13, 21-13 while Praneeth, who played a defensive game, defeated Yuxiang 21-15, 18-21, 21-13 in an hour long match.

In women's doubles, after winning the first game, the Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy were outplayed in every department of the game by Japanese duo Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto 21-18, 18-21, 13-21, and bowed out of the meet.

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