Highlights, French Open Superseries Final Match, Badminton Score and Result: Kidambi Srikanth, Tai Tzu Ying win singles titles

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Highlights, French Open Superseries Final Match, Badminton Score and Result: Kidambi Srikanth, Tai Tzu Ying win singles titles
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    Tai Tzu Ying is the new French Open Superseries champion!

    The World No 1 beats Akane Yamaguchi 21-4, 21-16 to lift her fourth Superseries title of the calendar year. Yet again, it was her deceptive strokes that made the difference on the night. Akane tried her best to contain Tai but was taken by surprise in the opening game. 

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    Meanwhile, in the women's singles final, Tai Tzu Ying dominates the opening game 21-4 against Akane Yamaguchi. The Chinese Taipei shuttler has returned after a month's time on the circuit, having missed the World Badminton Championships in August. She was beaten by Ratchanok Intanon at the Denmark Open, however, the World No 1 looks set to finish things quickly. 

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    Srikanth Kidambi wins French Open Superseries crown! 

    An incredible victory for Srikanth, who came from being 5-9 down at one point in the opening game to clinch the match 21-14, 21-13 against the in-form Kenta Nishimoto. The Indian creates history by becoming the first Indian male shuttler to win four Superseries titles in a year. 

  • 20:33 (IST)

    19-12! Srikanth is just two points away from winning his second title in a space of just two weeks. Can he finish things off in style? 

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    16-8! An eight-point lead for Srikanth puts him in the driver's seat for yet another Superseries title this year. Nishimoto is stretched at the backcourt. 

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    13-7! Both Srikanth and Nishimoto have attacked after the mid-game break of the second game. Once Srikanth gets going with his attacking play, there is no stopping him. 

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    7-2! Is it a one-way traffic at the moment?

    Srikanth does not look like the one who will commit errors at the net. Superb net play. 

  • 20:17 (IST)

    4-1! Looks like Srikanth won't move from the mid-court position. He has been delivering unplayable shots which Nishimoto cannot even try to reach. 

  • 20:16 (IST)

    Srikanth takes the opening game: 21-14! 

    From being 5-9 down, the World No 4 scripts a fantastic comeback to take the lead in the final against a defensive Nishimoto. The Japanese took the lead but failed to maintain the pressure and succumbed to quick attacking shots. 

  • 20:10 (IST)

    19-12! That's four straight points and smashes down the court. Srikanth is pumped up after the mid-game break. Great shot-selection. 

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    14-10! The Indian camp stressed on how Nishimoto was beginning to get tired at the mid-game break. Srikanth knows what he has to do now. A few flat smashes and slices at the net should be enough to trouble the Japanese. 

  • 20:05 (IST)

    SIX straight points for Srikanth! 

    The Indian ace opens up a two-point lead over Nishimoto at the mid-game break of the opening game. Watching Srikanth attack is arguably the best thing after Peter Gade's trickery during the 2000s. 

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    7-9! Power and placement. The best combination to unsettle your opponent. Srikanth is clawing back into the opening game as we approach the mid-game break. 

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    4-4! Excellent jump smash from Srikanth to draw level in the opening game. This is Srikanth's 10th consecutive match in a space of two weeks. What an athlete he is.

  • 19:57 (IST)

    2-2! Nishimoto won't let Srikanth run away with the points. The Japanese looks comfortable at the net. Let's see how the game pans out. 

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    Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto: Preview

    On paper, the Indian ace appears as the favourite to win the French Open Superseries title – his fourth Superseries crown of the calendar year. However, Nishimoto has ruffled a few feathers en route the final and is in great touch. Srikanth will play his natural attacking game, while the Japanese will have to deal with the barrage of strokes from the backcourt to take something out of the match. 

    The duo has met once at the recently-concluded Singapore Open, where Srikanth registered an easy straight-game win over Nishimoto.

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    In the first match of the day, Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu defeated Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan 21-17, 21-15 in 55 minutes to clinch the women's doubles title. 

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    Hello and welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of French Open Superseries finals. A host of interesting matches to keep you entertained, including Kidambi Srikanth's summit clash with Japan's Kenta Nishimoto. Meanwhile, Tai Tzu Ying will be in action against the in-form Akane Yamaguchi. 

    So, just stick around for live scores and updates. 

Semi-final report: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bounced back to win 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 in a three-setter against H.S Prannoy and enter the men's singles final but PV Sindhu crashed out of the women's singles at the $325,000 French Open Superseries on Saturday.

Srikanth now has taken a 3-1 lead in the head-to-head statistics against Prannoy.

 Highlights, French Open Superseries Final Match, Badminton Score and Result: Kidambi Srikanth, Tai Tzu Ying win singles titles

Kidambi Srikanth and Kenta Nishimoto in action. Agencies

In the first game, after Srikanth took the first point of the match, Prannoy bounced back to take a 9-7 lead in the first game.

However, the Guntur man quickly brought things level 10-10. Later, Prannoy took charge of the things to take a 17-13 lead and convert it into his first game victory.

The second game started with Prannoy taking a slender 11-10 lead at the breather. Later Srikanth managed to come back and dominate things to clinch the second game and push the match to the third and decisive game.

In the third game, Prannoy had an early 11-10 advantage but failed to maintain it giving away easy points to Srikanth who capitalised on the situation and clinched the match.

Srikanth will take on the winner of match between Anders Antonsen and Kenta Nishimoto in the finals.

Earlier, Sindhu failed to find any momentum in a women's singles semi-final against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi that lasted 37 minutes, going down 14-21, 9-21.

The first game saw a close contest between both shuttlers with the Japanese taking a slender 11-10 lead at the breather.

The World No 4 gave little away to the Rio Olympics silver medallist from India, as she gathered seven straight points to take the opening game with ease.

The second game witnessed complete domination from the Japanese shuttler, who opened up a 6-0 lead before heading into the break at 11-2.

After the break, Akane continued to hold the upper hand and took full advantage of Sindhu's numerous unforced errors to easily pocket the game and the match.

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Updated Date: Oct 29, 2017 21:48:01 IST