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Highlights All England Championships quartefinals: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu bow out of competition
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Saina Nehwal loses 22-20, 22-20 to Sung Ji Hyun in the quarterfinal of the All England Championships. WIth her defeat Indian challenge in the competition comes to an end
Sung Ji Hyun wins the first game 22-20. Great fight from Saina. Can she fight back in the second game now?
Saina Nehwal is in action at 10:30 PM IST. She will face Sung Ji Hyun in the quartefinal
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Pre-quarterfinals report: India's PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal moved into the women's singles quarter-finals, but men's singles shuttler HS Prannoy lost in the second round of the All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham on Thursday.
Sixth seed Sindhu tamed Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine in a 21-12, 21-4 second-round victory, while eighth seed Saina thumped German qualifier Fabienne Deprez 21-18, 21-10 in 35 minutes.
The only Indian men's singles player left in the second round, Prannoy failed to mount a challenge against Chinese seventh seed Tian Houwei, losing 13-21, 5-21 in 33 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Indian mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy gave their all but couldn't avoid a 19-21, 20-22 close defeat against South Koreans Yoo Yeon Seong and Kim Ha Na late Wednesday night.
However, Sindhu and Saina on Thursday posted facile victories to keep the Indian campaign alive in the world's oldest badminton tournament at the Barclaycard Arena.
Olympic 2016 silver medallist Sindhu was hardly troubled by World No.39 Ayustine, who came under a barrage of attacks from the Indian. Sindhu won the match in 30 minutes.
Sindhu led 12-3 in the first game and afterwards it was a formality. The second game turned out to be much more easy as Sindhu raced to victory conceding only four points.
Sindhu zoomed to a 9-0 lead before the 23-year-old Indonesian bagged three points on the trot. The 21-year-old Sindhu continued her attacking spree and earned nine successive points without any fuss.
Later in the day, Saina had to battle hard to clinch the first game. The Indian looked a bit rusty at the very beginning, holding a 5-4 lead. She looked better as the game progressed that helped her take a 12-8 advantage. But German Fabienne fought back and equalised at the 12-point mark.
Afterwards, it turned out to be a see-saw battle till the 17-point mark when 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Saina really showed her experience to snatch the game with three successive points.
The second game, however, saw Saina cruising nicely, holding a 11-6 lead at the mid-game break. Saina hardly broke into a sweat to notch a 21-10 win to progress into the quarter-finals.
BJP leaders said Tiwari (50) was taken to the Safdarjung Hospital and was discharged after all his reports were normal
With Saina Nehwal and the Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pair back in the team, India will look to forget the Sudirman Cup disappointment and produce a strong performance in the men's and women's team events
Saina Nehwal had to concede her match after losing the first game 20-22 against Spain's Clara Azurmendi as she developed discomfort in her groin area.