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Highlights World Badminton Championships 2017, Results, Day 4: Saina Nehwal enters next round, Sindhu, Srikanth advance

Catch all the live updates from the Day 4 of the 2017 BWF World Badminton Championships as Saina Nehwal, Pv Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth feature in today's action.

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Highlights World Badminton Championships 2017, Results, Day 4: Saina Nehwal enters next round, Sindhu, Srikanth advance

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Aug 25, 2017 - 01:23 (IST)

Aug 25, 2017 - 01:23 (IST)

That brings us to the end of Day 4 of the 2017 World Badminton Championships in Glasgow. Srikanth, Saina and Sindhu are through to the quarter-finals. Praneeth was beaten in three games but he fought well until the end. Kirsty Gilmour caused an upset with a shock win in three games over China's He Bingjiao. Lin Dan survived a scare to beat Rajiv Ouseph and enter the quarter-finals. 

It's going to be yet another entertaining day tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed our live coverage, we will be back tomorrow. Good night! 

Aug 25, 2017 - 01:23 (IST)

Aug 25, 2017 - 01:22 (IST)

Aug 25, 2017 - 01:11 (IST)

Carolina Marin and Ratchanok Intanon also registered wins to seal a place in the quarter-finals of the women's singles. 

Aug 24, 2017 - 23:53 (IST)

Aug 24, 2017 - 23:52 (IST)

Saina Nehwal beats Sung Ji Hyun: 21-19, 21-15

With that win, Saina enters her seventh consecutive World Championships quarters. An outstanding victory for the Indian shuttler who came back from a bad knee injury to show her confidence back on the court. She was just unstoppable at the net, hitting quick wrist shots and covering the backcourt as quickly as she can. For the first time in a while, Sung has looked so tired. She couldn't lift the shuttle in time and misjudged Saina's drop shots quite often. 

Aug 24, 2017 - 23:35 (IST)

Aug 24, 2017 - 23:32 (IST)

18-14! Saina is unbeatable at the net. Wow! Sung has failed to match up to Saina's quick movements on the court. 

Aug 24, 2017 - 23:31 (IST)

19-15! A deceptive lift from the forecourt by Saina extends her lead. Variations were key and she has delivered! 


Day 3 report: Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the third round, while the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships on Wednesday.

Saina seeded 12th, took only 33 minutes to dismantle the unseeded Swiss Sabrina Jaquet and register a facile 21-11, 21-12 victory in the women's singles second-round clash.

"It was a tricky match I felt. Sabrina is a formidable opponent but I am happy that I overpowered her nicely in the match," Saina said after the match.

"We have very good players representing the country this year and wish to see everyone perform well in the tournament," she added.

The Hyderabadi, a 2015 edition runner-up, had got a bye in her first round.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Saina will meet South Korean second seed Sung Ji Hyun, who brushed aside unseeded Indian Tanvi Lad 21-9, 21-19.

In a women's doubles match, the unseeded Indian pair of Ashwini and Sikki lost to Denmark second seeds Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen 22-24, 21-17, 15-21 in an hour and 15 minutes.

In the men's singles, Srikanth outplayed Lucas Corvee of France 21-9 21-17 in 32 minutes to advance. The Guntur player will now take on 14th seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark.

Praneeth, meanwhile, battled hard to get past Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 14-21, 21-18, 21-19 in an hour and 12 minutes.

"It was a very tough match and even though I played well, I must admit that I had luck on my side today. I am very thrilled with the outcome and the victory will for sure give me a lot of confidence going ahead in the tournament," Praneeth said after the match.

"I was getting caught initially as the shuttle speed was very slow and he was playing very fast. I could not match him initially but slowly adjusted to his speed. He is a tough player and his game has improved a lot since I last played him. I am really happy to win and now I am focused on my next match.

"I am going through the best phase of my career and I am confident that if I could continue the way I have been playing, I would do very well in the tournament," he added.

Praneeth will face Chinese Taipei sixth seed, Chou Tien Chen.

With inputs from IANS.

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