BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu beats Yamaguchi in thriller to enter final; Axelsen knocks Sen out in semis
It will be Sindhu's third final appearance in the season-ending tournament. She had won the title in 2018 to become the only Indian to achieve the feat.
The reigning Olympic champion outplayed the unseeded Sen 21-15, 21-14 in the season-ending tournament held on the holiday island of Bali
As many as 40 shuttlers, including two-time world champion Kento Momota, got injured since the international calender resumed with the Sudirman Cup in Finland in September this year following a break forced by the COVID-19 pandemic
World number 14 Srikanth, who had reached the knockout stage in the 2014 edition of the year-ending event, went down 18-21 7-21 to three-time junior world champion Vitidsarn in a 46-minute men's singles match.
Parupalli Kashyap went down 11-21 14-21 to Loh Kean Yew of Singapore to bow out of the competition.
Reigning world champion Sindhu, seeded third, record a 21-15 21-19 win over Thailand's Supanida Katethong in a 43-minute women's singles match to set up a second-round clash with Spain's Clara Azurmendi
The 2019 World Championship in Switzerland was Sindhu's last title.
After Lakshya went down fighting 18-21, 12-21 to Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in 45 minutes, Srikanth suffered a narrow 19-21, 20-22 loss to Malaysian second seed Lee Zii Jia in another semi-finals.
The sixth seed Srikanth subdued the higher ranked Hong Kong shuttler 21-11, 12-21, 21-19 in a men's singles quarter-final that lasted one hour and four minutes.
PV Sindhu continued her impressive run at the French Open badminton tournament by sailing into the women's singles semi-finals with a straight-game win over Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan
Lakshya Sen will clash with either Korea's Heo Kwanghee or Chinese Taipei's Wang Tzu Wei next.
Denmark Open 2021: Sameer Verma shocks Anders Antonsen to enter quarter-finals as Lakshya Sen bows out
The 27-year-old Verma from Madhya Pradesh will lock horns with 33-year-old Tommy Sugiarto, a bronze winner at the 2014 World Championships.
Lakshya, who had finished runners-up at Dutch Open last Sunday, dished out a superb performance to outclass national champion Sourabh 21-9, 21-7 in 26 minutes.
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The world No 25 and tournament top seed Sen went down to the 41st-ranked Yew 12-21, 16-21 in the final, which lasted for 36 minutes.
All England Open 2021: Lee Zii Jia could prove worthy successor to Lee Chong Wei; Japanese armada scores big
Lee Zii Jia won the All England title at the expense of the two top-notchers - Viktor Axelsen and Kento Momota - who have been at the forefront of the sport for the past three years
All England Open 2021: Mark Caljouw beats Lakshya Sen in quarter-finals; Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy bow out
Sen's defeat to Caljouw, with the match lasting a total of 55 minutes, saw the end of Indian challenge in men's singles.
All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose
Sindhu, the reigning world champion, recorded a dominant 21-8, 21-8 win over Denmark's Line Christophersen in a completely lop-sided second-round match.
With just a day remaining for the start of the main round of the All England Championships, Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal took to social media to express her dismay at being kept quarantined in her hotel room in Birmingham for over two days
World champion PV Sindhu hardly broke any sweat, beating USA's Iris Wang 21-13 21-14 in the women's singles competition, while former world no 1 Srikanth notched up a 21-10, 14-21, 21-14 victory over World No 50 Thomas Rouxel of France and Jayaram eked out a hard-fought 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 against third-seeded Dane Rasmus Gemke in their respective men's singles second-round matches.