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Highlights, French Open Superseries, badminton score and result: Kidambi Srikanth faces HS Prannoy in semis; PV Sindhu wins

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Highlights, French Open Superseries, badminton score and result: Kidambi Srikanth faces HS Prannoy in semis; PV Sindhu wins

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Oct 28, 2017 - 01:59 (IST)

That brings us to the end of the live coverage of the French Superseries tournament. Overall, it was a good result for the Indians as Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and PV Sindhu all entered the semi-finals in contrasting styles. However, the young pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty suffered a narrow defeat in three games against second seeds Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.The youngsters fought well till the end and credit goes to their talent and combination to deliver the goods on such a big platform. 

Hope you liked our coverage. We will be back tomorrow. Until then, take care! 

Oct 28, 2017 - 01:51 (IST)

Oct 28, 2017 - 01:45 (IST)

Srikanth Kidambi beats Shi Yuqi: 8-21, 21-19, 21-9

What a marvellous performance by Srikanth to get past the defending champion Shi Yuqi in a three-game thriller. After being humiliated in the opening game, the World No 4 managed to outclass the Chinese shuttler in the next two games with his athleticism and trickery at the net.

He sets up an all-Indian semi-final clash with HS Prannoy. 
 

Oct 28, 2017 - 01:35 (IST)

17-9! Srikanth's net shot was simply too good. The Indian has shown brilliant awareness in the final game and a lot of credit goes to his fitness there. What an athlete! 

Oct 28, 2017 - 01:33 (IST)

9-14! Srikanth hits the net for the third time in a row, gifting Shi crucial points right after the mid-game break. 

Oct 28, 2017 - 01:31 (IST)

13-5! Srikanth is pushing Shi towards the backcourt so that he can kill before his opponent reaches the forecourt. Great strategy there from the Denmark Open Superseries Premier champion.

Oct 28, 2017 - 01:28 (IST)

Oct 28, 2017 - 01:25 (IST)

10-2! What a transformation. There is no stopping Srikanth at the moment. He has found energy from somewhere. Those deadly flat smashes were missing in the two games. 

Oct 28, 2017 - 01:25 (IST)

Oct 28, 2017 - 01:23 (IST)

6-1! Srikanth appears to be in total command of his strokes from the net. One has to be accurate while hitting netshots and Srikanth has been absolutely on fire since the start of the final game. 

Second round report: Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarter-finals, while Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy suffered losses in the second round of the French Open World Superseries on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the young men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Denmark's Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding 22-20, 12-21, 21-19 in an hour to march into the last eight stage.

Highlights French Open Superseries badminton score and result Kidambi Srikanth faces HS Prannoy in semis PV Sindhu wins

Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy in action. Agencies

Second seed Sindhu eased past Japanese Sayaka Takahashi 21-14, 21-13 in 39 minutes. In the quarter-finals on Friday, Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will meet Chinese rising star Chen Yufei, who dismissed Indonesian Hanna Ramadini 21-17, 21-9.

Men's eighth seed Srikanth got past Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-19, 21-17 in 37 minutes.

However, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina lost to Japanese fifth seed Akane Yamaguchi 9-21, 21-23 in 39 minutes.

It was 20-year-old Yamaguchi's third consecutive win over 27-year-old Saina, who still leads the Japanese 3-1 in head-to-head records.

Yamaguchi completely dominated Saina in the first match after opening up a 13-7 lead before winning it 21-9.

Saina, however, fought valiantly in the second game. Yamaguchi started again strongly, holding a 7-3 lead. Saina kept trailing before managing to equalise at the 19-point mark before taking a 20-19 lead.

However, the 2017 Asian Championships silver medallist quickly hit back and pulled level at the 20-point mark and took a 21-20 lead.

Saina once again keptAherself in the reckoning, equalising at 21-21. But Yamaguchi stepped up her game to seal it 23-21.

In a men's singles clash, Praneeth lost to Japanese qualifier Kenta Nishimoto 13-21, 17-21 in 44 minutes.

In a women's doubles match, Ashwini and Sikki lost to Japanese top seeds Misaki Matsumoto and Ayaka Takahashi 16-21, 14-21 in 38 minutes.

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