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Highlights All England Championships: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance to quarter-finals

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Kaushal Shukla March 09, 2017 19:55:23 IST
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Highlights All England Championships: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance to quarter-finals

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Mar 09, 2017 - 20:03 (IST)

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Mar 09, 2017 - 20:02 (IST)

Mixed day for Indians at the All England Badminton Championships. PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have advanced to the quartefinals, but HS Prannoy crashed out of the competition.

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will meet each other if they win their respective quarter-finals tomorrow so follow our live blog as we bring you all the updates from the game.

Mar 09, 2017 - 19:55 (IST)

Mar 09, 2017 - 19:55 (IST)

Saina Nehwal beats Germany's Deprez 21-18, 21-10 to reach the quarter-finals of the All England Open

Mar 09, 2017 - 19:51 (IST)

Mar 09, 2017 - 19:46 (IST)

Saina Nehwal takes 11-6 lead in the second game interval. She is marching on to the quarter finals

Mar 09, 2017 - 19:36 (IST)

Saina Nehwal wins the first game 21-18 after the German gave her a scare by leveling matters at 15-15. But the Indian stepped it up just at the right moment to take the first game.

Mar 09, 2017 - 19:27 (IST)

Saina Nehwal leading 11-6 at the first game interval against her German opponent. Good start from the Indian

Mar 09, 2017 - 19:25 (IST)

Mar 09, 2017 - 19:24 (IST)

Saina Nehwal is in action now in her pre-quarterfinal against Germany' s Fabienne Deprez

Birmingham: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal beat defending champion Badmio of Japan to enter the second round of the All England Open badminton championships, in Birmingham.

Eight seeded Saina defetaed Okuhara 21-15 21-14 late last night to improve her head-to-head record to 6-1 against her Japanese opponent.

Besides Saina, Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu also made winning start and dominated from start to finish to drub 33rd ranked Denmark's Mette Poulsen 21-10 21-11 in her first round women's singles match.

Highlights All England Championships Saina Nehwal PV Sindhu advance to quarterfinals

Saina Nehwal. AFP

In the men's singles, HS Prannoy came from a game down to beat Qiao Bin 17-21 22-20 21-19, but it was curtains for Kidambi Srikanth as he lost to Zhao Junpeng of China 19-21 21-19 12-21.

While Sindhu will face Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine in the second round, Saina will be up against Fabienne Deprez of Germany later today.

Prannoy will face a tough opponent in the seventh seed Houwei Tian of China.

In the qualifiers earlier, the Verma brothers -- Sourabh and Sameer -- lost in the opening round, while Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy won the first match before losing in the second round, failing to make the main draw.

Sameer, who had reached the finals at Hong Kong Open, lost 17-21 12-21 to Japan's Kazumasa Sakai, while National champion Sourabh's fight against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia ended with a 10-21 21-14 20-22 loss here.

Ashwini and Sikki defeated England combination of Lauren Smith and Sarah Walker 21-17 16-21 24-22 in the first round and then lost 15-21 21-18 18-21 to Swiss Nadia Fankhauser and Sannatasah Saniru of Malaysia in the second round.

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