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Highlights, China Open 2018: India's PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth eliminated in quarter-finals

Catch the live score and updates of the China Open 2018 as India's Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu eye a spot in the semi-finals.

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Highlights, China Open 2018: India's PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth eliminated in quarter-finals

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Sept 21, 2018 - 16:59 (IST)

That's all from us!

India's last remaining player exits the tournament.It's not been a good day for the Indians, with Kidambi Srikanth losing his match against Kento Momota 9-21, 11-21 and PV Sindhu losing to Chen Yufei 11-21, 21-11, 15-21.

Sept 21, 2018 - 16:41 (IST)

PV Sindhu loses 11-21, 21-11, 15-21 in the quarter-finals

The Indian did well to win the second game, but looked flat-footed for much of the match, and was eventually beaten comprehensively by Chinese shuttler Chen Yufei in the third and deciding game. 

Sept 21, 2018 - 16:38 (IST)

18-13 to Chen Yufei

There was a whiff of a comeback as PV Sindhu won a couple of points back-to-back, but Yufei has replied with an impressive spell to take her lead to five points. It's now or never for Sindhu.

Sept 21, 2018 - 16:31 (IST)

11-8 to Chen Yufei!

Despite making a couple of service errors, Chen Yufei enters the mid-game break with a lead of three points. PV Sindhu has failed to find the form she had towards the end of the second game, and she's edging closer to elimination from the competition at the moment, as Yufei relentlessly piles on the pressure,

Sept 21, 2018 - 16:25 (IST)

4-3 to Sindhu!

The third game has looked more of an even contest so far, with both shuttlers doing their best to outwit the other and reach the semi-finals.Sindhu has been edging it, but Chen Yufei looks more involved than she did in the second game, where she was a passive spectator at times

Sept 21, 2018 - 16:21 (IST)

PV Sindhu wins the second game to make it level!

The Indian ran away with it in the end, winning six consecutive points to seal the game at 21-11. She looks much more settled and will look to carry the momentum into the decider.

 

Sept 21, 2018 - 16:17 (IST)

18-11 to Sindhu!

The tides seem to have turned in favour of the Indian, who has begun to assert herself in the match. She looks much more sprightly and is covering the court in quick, long strides, frustrating Chen Yufei. 

Sept 21, 2018 - 16:13 (IST)

11-8 to Sindhu!

PV Sindhu heads into the mid-game break in the lead! The Indian has done well to regain her composure, but Chen Yufei is not making it easy for her. Every single point so far has been hard-fought, and Sindhu will need to keep up the intensity if she wants to win the second game and restore parity. 

Sept 21, 2018 - 16:07 (IST)

5-1 to Sindhu!

PV Sindhu comes out swinging! The Indian has reacted well to her loss in the first game, racing to an early lead in the second. The momentum is in her favour and she needs to keep it that way.

Sept 21, 2018 - 16:05 (IST)

In numbers, how Chen Yufei won the first game

Round of 16 results: India's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu advanced while mixed doubles and men's doubles pairs bowed out of the $1 million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament on Thursday.

Srikanth defeated Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand 21-12, 15-21, 24-22 in a marathon match which lasted around an hour while Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu edged past Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-23, 21-13, 21-18 in another match.

In mixed doubles category, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out of the meet, losing to Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong of China 14-21, 11-21 in straight games while second pair Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy lost to Mathias Christiansen Christinna Pedersen of Denmark.

It was the end of roads for the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy as they lost their match to Chen Hung Ling and Wang Chi-Lin of Chinese Taipei 9-21, 10-21 to crash out.

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