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Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and results: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth move into pre-quarters

Catch all the live scores and updates from the first round of Crown Group Australia Superseries as big names like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap will be in action.

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Highlights Australia Superseries, badminton scores and results: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth move into pre-quarters

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June 21, 2017 - 16:57 (IST)

And another entertaining day of badminton comes to an end as nine Indian shuttlers qualified for the pre-quarter-finals of the Australian Open. It was a tough day for the likes of HS Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram, and Siril Verma, who ended their campaign. Good news is that Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will be in action tomorrow as we will be back to provide you live scores and updates throughout the day. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Till then, take care! 

June 21, 2017 - 16:52 (IST)

Other results:

Eighth seed Chen Yufei beat Lee Chia Hsin 21-16, 21-8

Ratchanok Intanon cruise past Louisa MA 21-11, 21-12

June 21, 2017 - 16:46 (IST)

June 21, 2017 - 16:25 (IST)

Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty beat Law Him and Lee Reginald: 22-20, 21-19, 21-11

After losing the first game by a narrow margin, Satwik and Chirag handled the pressure with maturity to see off their opponents in three games. One of the reasons why the duo does so well in foreign tournaments is their ability to fight back in pressure situations.

June 21, 2017 - 16:09 (IST)

17-10! The young Indian duo are on a roll in the deciding game against Lee-Him and Lee Reginald

June 21, 2017 - 16:02 (IST)

June 21, 2017 - 16:01 (IST)

11-7! Satwiksairaj and Chirag hold a four-point lead in the final game against the Hong Kong pair. Will they make it to the pre-quarters?

June 21, 2017 - 15:54 (IST)

Nozomi Okuhara stuns Carolina Marin: 21-12, 21-19

Forget dominant, it was an absolute world-class performance from the Japanese Okuhara. Her smart movements and deceptive shots proved too much for the reigning Olympic champion. With that loss, Marin has now faced defeats in the first round of two consecutive Superseries tournaments within a space of 7 DAYS!

June 21, 2017 - 15:51 (IST)

June 21, 2017 - 15:49 (IST)

19-17! Satwiksairaj and Chirag fight back after trailing 11-6 at one point. Just two points and let the decider commence!

Commonwealth Games champion shuttler Parupalli Kashyap set up a clash with World No 1 Korean Son Wan Ho in the main draw of the Australian Superseries on Wednesday after coming through qualifiers with two wins on the trot.

Highlights Australia Superseries badminton scores and results PV Sindhu Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth move into prequarters

File image of Saina Nehwal (L) and PV Sindhu. AFP

Kashyap, who is trying to comeback after losing a lot of time due to a series of injuries, saw off China's Zhao Junpeng 21-15, 21-18 in the opening round before disposing Indonesia Superseries Premier runners-up Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 21-5, 21-16 in the second men's singles match.

In the main draw, Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth will face Kan Chao Yu in the opening round after the shuttler from Chinese Taipei defeated Australia's Jacob Schueler 21-15 21-8 and Chinese Taipei's Chun-Wei Chen 21-15, 23-21.

HS Prannoy, who defeated Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei and Rio gold medallist Chen Long in Indonesia Open last week, got a direct entry into the main draw and he will take on England's Rajiv Ouseph.

Young Siril Verma also made it to the main draw after brushing aside Indonesia's Yehezkiel Fritz Mainaky 21-9 21-9 and then defeating compatriot Shreyansh Jaiswal 21-16, 21-15.

In women's singles qualifying round, Ruthvika Shivani Gadde beat Australia's Sylvina Kurniawan 21-15, 21-15 and then dumped another local player Ruwindi Serasinghe 21-9, 21-7 to make it to the main draw.

Shivani will face China's Chen Xiaoxin in her first round.

Top Indian shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, Sai Praneeth will start their campaign on Wednesday.

With inputs from PTI

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