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

PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth are the leading Indian shuttlers in action at the Singapore Open today. Follow our live blog for regular scores and updates from the badminton tournament.

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

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Apr 13, 2017 - 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

Apr 13, 2017 - 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?

Apr 13, 2017 - 20:16 (IST)

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

Apr 13, 2017 - 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

Apr 13, 2017 - 19:53 (IST)

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

Apr 13, 2017 - 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

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.

Highlights Singapore Open badminton scores and results PV Sindhu Kidambi Srikanth seal quarterfinal spot

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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