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Highlights, Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu wins 1st match, Kidambi Srikanth loses to Viktor Axelsen

Catch all the live scores and updates from Day 1 of the Dubai World Superseries Finals as Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu will be in action in the first round.

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Highlights, Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu wins 1st match, Kidambi Srikanth loses to Viktor Axelsen

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Dec 13, 2017 - 21:55 (IST)

With that, we come to the end ofDay 1 of the Dubai World Superseries Finals. It was a mixed day for Indian fans as Sindhu's victory over He Bingjiao was immediately followed by Kidambi Srikanth's loss to World No 1 Viktor Axelsen in straight games. 

Thank you for joining us for today's action and we will be back tomorrow for the second day's action where Sindhu will take on Sayaka Sato while Srikanth would like to change his fortunes in his match against Chou Tien Chen 

Dec 13, 2017 - 21:52 (IST)

What a comeback by the World No 1!!! Tai Tzu Ying once again prevails in a three-game encounter to defeat Chen Yufei 15-21, 21-12, 21-17

Dec 13, 2017 - 21:32 (IST)

Tai Tzu wins the second game 21-12 to push this match against Chen Yufei into the decider

Dec 13, 2017 - 21:03 (IST)

Chen Yufei wins the opening game 21-15! 

Chen Yufei was the better player in that opening game for long stretches of play. Though Tai Tzu tried to put up a resurgence of sorts, it was a case of too little too early as the Chinese shuttler clinched the 1st game

Dec 13, 2017 - 20:43 (IST)

In the final singles match of the day World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying takes on Chen Yufei 

Dec 13, 2017 - 20:36 (IST)

Dec 13, 2017 - 20:36 (IST)

The defending champion Viktor Axelsen defeats Kidambi Srikanth 21-13, 21-17 in a 38-minute encounter to make a winning start to his campaign at the Dubai World Superseries Finals 

Dec 13, 2017 - 20:29 (IST)

19-15! Axelsen in the lead but Srikanth seems to be on an upsurge. Will the Indian push this match into the decider or will the Dane win the match 

Dec 13, 2017 - 20:27 (IST)

15-12! Axelsen looks to run away with the game courtesy his towering smashes. Srikanth is working his way back but Axelsen is thwarting any kind of comeback from the Indian ace

Dec 13, 2017 - 20:23 (IST)

11-10! Srikanth wins four successive points to reduce Axelsen's lead. He has upped the pace of the game after the break

Top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth would be aiming for a great finale to what has been a good year for Indian badminton when they take the court at the USD one million Dubai Superseries Finals starting on Wednesday.

Only the very best participate in this prestigious tournament with only the top eight in the respective men's and women's singles rankings earning the right to compete.

World No.3 Sindhu and World No.4 Srikanth can't afford to lower their guard when they begin their campaign against China's world No.9 Hi Bingjiao and World No.1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark respectively at the Sheikh Hamdan Indoor Stadium here.

Both Sindhu and Srikanth are coming into the tournament after a highly successful year.

Sindhu clinched the India Open and Korea Open, besides bagging a silver at Glasgow World Championship and finishing runners-up at Hong Kong Open last month.

Srikanth, on the other hand, became the only Indian, and the fourth player ever, to win four Super Series titles in a calendar.

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