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

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Oct 29, 2017 - 21:31 (IST)

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. 

Oct 29, 2017 - 21:04 (IST)

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. 

Oct 29, 2017 - 20:56 (IST)

Oct 29, 2017 - 20:42 (IST)

Oct 29, 2017 - 20:40 (IST)

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. 

Oct 29, 2017 - 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? 

Oct 29, 2017 - 20:27 (IST)

Oct 29, 2017 - 20:25 (IST)

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. 

Oct 29, 2017 - 20:24 (IST)

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. 

Oct 29, 2017 - 20:20 (IST)

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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