Highlights Singapore Open, badminton scores and results: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth seal quarter-final spot

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Highlights Singapore Open, badminton scores and results: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth seal quarter-final spot
  • 22:35 (IST)

    So, that's it from us but we will be back again for the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open as PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin are slated to face each other for the third time in four months. Hope you enjoyed our live coverage as always. Goodnight!  

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    Kidambi Srikanth fights back to enter quarters

    Kidambi saves three match points to beat Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 18-21, 21-19, 22-20 and enters the quarter-final of the men's singles. Although, he struggled to take control during the start of each game which is a bit of a concern going forward in the Superseries event. Still he fought back to snatch the tie from the young Indonesian shuttler

  • 20:28 (IST)

    What a game this is turning out to be as Kidambi fights back from 17-20 to 20-20! Who will win this to enter the quarterfinal?

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    Ihsan Maulana leads 13-12 in the final game as both the shuttlers look to target the tramlines. Kidambi must focus on his net plays now

  • 20:05 (IST)

    Kidambi takes control of the second game: 21-19

    Same situation but a better display by the Indian shuttler as he forces the tie into the deciding game against Ihsan Maulana

  • 19:53 (IST)

    16-16! The Indonesian shuttler is giving his everything to stop Kidambi's forehand drives. Will he cause an upset?

  • 19:33 (IST)

    Ihsan Maulana takes the first game: 21-18

    After a healthy lead, Kidambi finds himself in trouble as he allows Ihsan to take the advantage after the break of the first game

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    18-18! Kidambi is being stretched after leading by five points at the break by the 21-year-old Ihsan Maulana. 

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    Hard luck! 

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    Kidambi Srikanth wins five consecutive points to lead 11-6 at the break of the first game against Ihsan Maulana

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    Carolina Marin enters quarterfinals; will face off against PV Sindhu

    Another emphatic straight-game victory by Marin as she defeats Chia Hsin 21-7, 21-11 to set up a quarter-final clash with PV Sindhu. This will be their third meeting in four months! Interestingly, Sindhu has defeated the Spaniard on both occasions. 

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    11-6! Marin is not letting her opponent move freely near the forecourt. Looks like she wants to end this tie quickly! 

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    Carolina Marin dominates first game: 21-7

    The Spaniard's fitness level is unmatchable as she covers the court and showcases brilliant footwork from the baseline to thwart Chia Hsin in the first game! 

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    Carolina Marin vs Chia Hsin

    ! Marin has taken an early lead at the break of the first game! She looks in superb touch and will square off against PV Sindhu in the quarter-final given she win this tie. 

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    THAT'S IT! PV Sindhu comes from a game down to defeat Indonesian Fitriani in three games and seals a place in the quarters of the Singapore Open. 

  • 16:04 (IST)

    16-6! Excellent show by Sindhu in the deciding game as she takes the driver's seat against Fitriani. 

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    PV Sindhu is looking to finish the tie early as she leads 11-4 in the third game. Fitriani has to take her chances now to unsettle Sindhu. 

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    PV Sindhu claims second game: 21-17

    After failing to capitalise in the first game, Sindhu replies with a bang as she wins the second and takes the match into the third and final game.

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    19-14! Sindhu is now just two points away from winning the second game. She has been dominant near the baseline and that has caused a few problems for Fitriani

  • 15:46 (IST)

    Fitriani is stretched in the second game as Sindhu leads 17-12 and looks set to claim the game. 

  • 15:41 (IST)

    PV Sindhu leads 11-9 at the break of the second game. The Indian has to win this one to force the match into the final game. 

  • 15:27 (IST)

    PV Sindhu loses first game 19-21 to Fitraini Fitraini.

  • 13:57 (IST)

    Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu will be in action soon against Indonesia's Fitraini Fitraini.

  • 13:56 (IST)

    B Sai Praneeth wraps up the match 21-15, 21-23, 21-16 against Qiao Bin to enter the quarters.

  • 13:19 (IST)

    Qiao Bin makes a comeback, takes the second game 23-21 against Sai Praneeth.

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    Praneeth is ranked 32 in the world while his opponent from China is 24th.

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    B Sai Praneeth has snatched the first game 21-15 from 24-year-old Qiao Bin from China. 

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    Sumeeth Reddy/Ashwini Ponappa win second game 21-17 to push the match to a decider vs Kim/Lee. They lost the opening game 17-21. 

  • 11:17 (IST)

    Here's a list of all the Indians in action today:

    B Sumeeth Reddy/Ashwinin Ponappa vs Kim Jae Hwan/Lee So Hae 

    B Sai Praneeth vs Qiao Bin

    PV Sindhu (5) vs Fitriani

    ​Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy vs Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (1)

    Kidambi Srikanth vs Ihsan Maulan Mustofa

  • 11:08 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Singapore Open. PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will play their second rounds today. Stay tuned for live scores and updates. 

Preview: Star shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth registered contrasting wins in their respective categories to enter the second round of the Singapore Open Superseries badminton tournament on Wednesday.

The fifth seeded Sindhu, who was up against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in her first round match in the women's singles category, lost the first game before staging a superb comeback to win 10-21, 21-15, 22-20 in 62 minutes.

File photo of India's PV Sindhu. AFP

File photo of India's PV Sindhu. AFP

Nozomi was off to a good start in the opening game, wining two consecutive points before the Indian equalised.

The two opponents continued to fight neck and neck before the Japanese took six points on the trot to open up a commanding 17-10 lead and went on to take the first game.

The second game also saw an intense battle in the early stages. With the scores locked at 6-6, Sindhu racked up nine back to back points to lead 15-6.

Although Nozomi tried to stage a fightback, she could not prevent Sindhu from taking the game.

The third game also saw a pitched battle. Although Sindhu won seven consecutive points to lead 16-8, Nozomi fought back to draw level at 20-20.

Sindhu however, took the next two points to seal the game and the match.

Srikanth on the other hand, had a much easier day in office as he beat Kenta Nishimoto of Japan in straight games in the opening round of the men's singles.

The Indian dominated proceedings from the start to register a comfortable 21-12, 21-11 win in 32 minutes.

Nishimoto gave a tough fight in the early stages of the first game before the Indian opened up a 7-4 lead and never looked back from there.

Srikanth enjoyed a superb start to the second game, taking a 6-0 lead early on and continued to hold the upper hand throughout.

Among other Indians in the fray, B Sai Praneeth defeated Emil Holst of Denmark 17-21, 21-7, 21-9 in 64 minutes in the men's singles.

The women's singles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and Sikki Reddy also entered the second round with a 21-19, 21-19 win over the Malaysian duo of Yin Loo Yim and Yap Cheng Wen.

The rest of the Indians had to face disappointment however, as Ajay Jayaram, Sourabh Verma, Sameer Verma (men's singles), MR Arjun and Ramchandran Shlok (men's doubles), Sanjana Santhosh and Arathi Sunil (women's doubles) and Manu Attri, B Sumeeth (men's doubles) crashed out of the first round.

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Apr 13, 2017 22:35:13 IST

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