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Highlights Singapore Open, badminton scores and updates: Sai Praneeth beats Kidambi Srikanth; Tai Tzu wins

Catch all the live scores and updates of the Singapore Open finals as Kidambi Srikanth locks horns with fellow Indian Sai Praneeth in the men's singles final. Carolina Marin will take on Tai Tzu Ying in the women's singles final.

Shivam Damohe April 16, 2017 16:40:01 IST
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Highlights Singapore Open, badminton scores and updates: Sai Praneeth beats Kidambi Srikanth; Tai Tzu wins

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Apr 16, 2017 - 16:37 (IST)

And that brings an end to our coverage of the Singapore Open. Thank you so much for following along. 

Apr 16, 2017 - 16:35 (IST)

Men's Doubles Final:

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen defeat Li Junhi and Liu Yuchen 21-13, 21-14 in 41 minutes to clinch the men's doubles title.

Apr 16, 2017 - 15:45 (IST)

Apr 16, 2017 - 15:37 (IST)

Apr 16, 2017 - 15:26 (IST)

Unlucky for the third time in third consecutive Super Series final but well played yet again! 

Apr 16, 2017 - 15:21 (IST)

Tai Tzu Ying defeats Marin; wins 5th consecutive Super Series title: 21-15, 21-15

World no. 1 Tai Tzu wins her 5th title in five months and 3rd in 2017 after getting the best over Olympic champion Carolina Marin. The Chinese Taipei shuttler has defeated Marin in second consecutive Super Series finals as the Spaniard's unlucky run continues. Complete domination otherwise by Tai Tzu! 

Apr 16, 2017 - 15:10 (IST)

13-11! Well, that was mesmerising stuff from Tai Tzu to drift the shuttle at the last moment. It shouldn't be a surprise as the Singapore Indoor Stadium is known for its drift.  

Apr 16, 2017 - 15:08 (IST)

12-10! Tai Tzu is doing everything she can to stop Marin's attack after the break. The only way out for Marin is to become more tactical from here on and try to stretch Tai towards the basepoint

Apr 16, 2017 - 15:05 (IST)

Apr 16, 2017 - 15:03 (IST)

6-6! The second game has started quickly as both shuttlers look to put their best performance forward in the crucial hurdle. Marin needs a healthy lead to unsettle Tai Tzu and force a decider! 

Singapore: Men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and B. Sai Praneeth on Saturday registered easy wins in the semi-finals of the $350,000 Singapore Open, marking the first instance of an all-India final in a Superseries event to be fought on Sunday.

World No.29 Srikanth registered a thumping 21-13, 21-14 win over No.26 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia in 42 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Highlights Singapore Open badminton scores and updates Sai Praneeth beats Kidambi Srikanth Tai Tzu wins

File photo of B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth. AFP

In the other semi-final, World No.30 Praneeth smashed past South Korean 35th-ranked Lee Dong Keun 21-6, 21-8 in 38 minutes to sail into the final.

Though Srikanth is a bigger name than Praneeth, having won the 2014 China Superseries Premier and 2015 India Superseries and a quarter-final appearance at the Rio Olympics, the latter has a 4-1 head-to-head record. Srikanth will not be happy facing an opponent who knows his game and someone who has got the better of him so many times.

But Srikanth has the big-game experience that will give him an added advantage.

During the semi-final, Srikanth showed his experience against Ginting. He was trailing 4-9 in the first game and then he registered an emphatic 10 points on the trot in a display of aggressive badminton. Ginting couldn't recover from this as he conceded the first game.

In the second game, Srikanth continued his high jump smashes as he raced to a 9-1 lead. Ginting tried his best to came near Srikanth but it proved to be difficult. The closest Ginting came was at 14-16. But the Indian snatched five points on the trot to seal the game.

Sai Praneeth was on a roll in the second semi-final. Keun looked a bit tired and couldn't move well, while Praneeth rocked winners consistently.

A 10-1 lead in the first game paved the way to a 21-6 win, while in the second game it was almost a similar show as the Indian cantered home to a 21-8 triumph.

Meanwhile, the women's singles title will be a contest between Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain and top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.

With inputs from IANS

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