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Srikanth wins Australian Open

Sydney, 25 Jun: Kidambi Srikanth beat Olympic champion Chen Long in straight games to win the Australian Open Super Series men’s singles title here on Sunday.

Win at the Australian Open is Srikanth’s fourth Super Series title overall and second in consecutive weeks following his win at the Indonesia Open.

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Earlier on Saturday, Srikanth became first Indian to reach finals of three consecutive Super Series. In the finals of Singapore Open Srikanth had lost to his training partner B Sai Praneeth.

Final Score: Kidambi Srikanth (India) beat Chen Long (China) 22-20, 21-16

Prannoy wins opening round of Indonesia Open

Jakarta, 14 Jun: H S Prannoy reached the second round with a straight-game win over home favourite Anthony Sinisuka Ginting at the Indonesia Super Series Premier here Wednesday.

Ranked 29th in the world, Prannoy beat World No. 20 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13 21-18 in a 43-minutes. In the next round, he will be up against top seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.

Another Indian in the fray Kidambi Srikanth, also moved into the next round. He defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-15 17-21 21-16 in a match that lasted 56 minutes.

However, it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth following his 14-21 18-21 loss against second seeded Son Wan Ho of Korea in the opening round. Praneeth had entered the tournament following his back-to-back titles at Singapore and Thailand.

The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty too made a first round exit. The Indian duo lost 9-21, 19-21 against Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto.

Praneeth wins Singapore Open

Singapore, April 16: B Sai Praneeth clinched his maiden Super Series title with 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 win against Kidambi Srikanth in the final of the $350,000 Singapore Open here on Sunday.

After losing the first game 17-21, Praneeth staged a tremendous come back from being 1-6 in the second game by winning 10 out of the next 14 points, to head into the break leading 11-10. After the break, Praneeth managed to hold on to his lead. A service error by Srikanth gave three game points to Praneeth, as he clinched the second game 21-17.

In the third game, Srikanth opened up a slender two point lead, before Sai won five straight points to take a 5-2 lead. Sai won six out of next nine points to go into the break leading 11-5. After the break Sai ensured that he continued his dominance over his training partner to take the game 21-12 and with that the match in 55 minutes.

Srikanth, who has a fair bit of experience having played in two finals and winning both – the 2015 India Open and 2014 China Open, never looked settled after the first game. It was Praneeth’s all round play and array of strokes that pinned his rival down.

This was Praneeth’s first appearance in a Super Series final, the biggest events of the international badminton calendar. Previously, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Srikanth had won the coveted crown.

Indian Badminton touched a new high when Praneeth and Srikanth competed in the final, as India became only fourth country to have players on both sides of the court. China, Indonesia and Denmark are the other three.

Its all India final at Singapore Open

Singapore, Apr 15: B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth today created history by winning their respective semifinal matches at the Singapore Open here on Saturday.

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India will become only fourth country in the world after China, Indonesia and Denmark to have had two of their shuttlers playing in finals of a Super Series event.

B Sai Praneeth scored a comfortable 21-6, 21-8 win over three-time Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold winner Lee in an one sided semifinal match that lasted 38 minutes.

Praneeth, had reached the finals at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January this year.

Former World No. 3 Srikanth then notched up a 21- 13, 21-14 win over World No. 26 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to reach the third Super Series final of his career.

Praneeth has a 4-1 head-to-head record against his more illustrious compatriot, who had clinched the 2014 China Super Series Premier and 2015 India Super Series and also reached the quarterfinals of Rio Olympics.

Srikanth, Sai Praneeth reach semis in Singapore, Sindhu outsted

Singapore, Apr 14: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu suffered a crushing quarterfinal loss to arch-rival Carolina Marin. However, B Sai Praneeth and K Srikanth advanced to the semifinals of the $350,000 Singapore Open Super Series here on Friday.

Sindhu, who had reached a career-best World No.2 after winning the India Open by beating Olympic champion Marin in New Delhi, went down 11-21 15-21 in a one-sided match. Sindhu was completely outwitted by arch-rival Marin, who showed tremendous agility and pounced on every opportunity to emerge victorious.

B Sai Praneeth, however, came from one game down to eke out a 15-21, 21-14, 21-19 win over 8th seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand in a match that lasted an hour and 11 minutes. The Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold runner-up will face Korea’s Lee Dong Keun in the semifinal.

Former world number 3, Kidambi Srikanth also advanced to the

In the mixed doubles competition, B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost 11-21 8-21 to the third-seeded Chinese duo of Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong.

Mixed day for Indians at All England

Birmingham, Mar 8: P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round of the All England Open Badminton Championships 2017 here on Wednesday.

PV Sindhu beat Denmark’s Mette Poulson in straight games 21-11, 21-10 in 29 minutes. In the round of 16, she will meet Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia.

Former world number one, Saina Nehwal knocked out defending champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-15, 21-14. In the next round she will meet Fabienne Deprez.

In Mens singles, HS Prannoy won a three set thriller against Quiao Bin of China 17-21, 22-20, 21-19. The match that lasted an hour and 22 minutes. In the next round he will face 7th ranked Houwei Tian. Other, there was disappointment for India in other men’s singles matches as Kidambi Srikanth suffered a first-round exit at the hands of China’s Zhao Junpeng 19-21, 21-19, 12-21. Another Indian in the fray, Ajay Jayaram was sent home packing by Huang Yuxiang of China in straight games 21-19, 21-13.

Earlier in the day, Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha Ram lost to Chinese Taipei pair of Hsu Ya Ching and Wu Ti Jung 21-19. 21-12. In men’s doubles, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy went down fighting to qualifiers  Peter Briggs and Tom Wolfenden in a 47 minute encounter.

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Men’s Singles:-

HS Pronnoy beat Quiao Bin (China) 17-21, 22-20, 21-19; Kidambi Srikanth lost to Zhao Junpeng (China) 19-21, 21-19, 12-21; Ajay Jayaram lost to Huang Yuxiang (China) 19-21,13-21

Women’s Singles:-

PV Sindhu beat Mette Poulson (Denmark) 21-11,21-10; Saina Nehwal beat Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) 21-15,21-14

Men’s Doubles

Manu Attri / B. Sumeeth Reddy lost to Peter Briggs / Tom Wolfenden (Denmark) 19-21, 21-10, 18-21

Women’s Doubles

Jakkampudi Meghana / Poorvisha Ram lost to Hsu Ya Ching/Wu Ti Jung 19-21, 12-21

Srikanth goes down fighting

Muelheim, March 3: Kidambi Srikanth went down fighting to Chen Long of China in the pre-quarterfinals of Yonex German Open Grand Prix Gold at Innogy Sporthalle here on Friday. The Indian lost the match in straight sets 21-19, 22-20 in 47 minutes.

In the opening game, Srikanth had opened up a 3-0 lead early on and jumped to a  12-6 and 16-12 leads in the two games to go down against the second seed from China, who is also a two-time World champion and All England champion.

In the second game, Chen moved ahead 9-5 but Srikanth reeled off seven straight points to grab the lead. He kept his nose ahead till 16-12 when the Chinese marched ahead with a six-point burst and despite some desperate attempts by Srikanth, but the Chinese shuttler closed out a tight contest.

Indian challenge came to an end at the German Open following Srikanth’s loss. Friday’s loss is the fourth loss for the Hyderabad based shuttler in as many matches against Chen Long.

Srikanth reaches German Open pre-quarters

Muelheim, March 2: Kidambi Srikanth defeated Yusuke Onodera of Japan in straight games 21-17, 21-18 in the second round of Yonex German Open Grand Prix Gold here on Thursday. Srikant will next face Chen Long of China in the pre-quarterfinals.

Former world number 3, Srikanth has so far lost all the previous three encounters to his Chinese opponent.

However, it was curtains for Subhankar Dey and Harshit Aggarwal. Subhankar Dey went down fighting to Hong Kong’s NG Ka Long Angus 21-14, 21-8 while Harshit Aggarwal lost to Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-15, 21-11

Results (Round 2)

Men’s Singles:

Kidambi Srikanth beat Yusuke Onodera (Japan) 21-17, 21-18; NG Ka Long Angus (Hong Kong) beat Subhankar Dey 21-14, 21-8; Hu Yun (Hong Kong) beat Harshit Aggarwal 21-15, 21-11.


Srikanth off to a winning start at German Open

Muelheim, March 1: Kidambi Srikanth defeated Alen Roj of Slovakia in straight games 21-4, 21-11 in the opening round of Yonex German Open Grand Prix Gold here on Wednesday.

Srikanth will next face Yusuke Onodera of Japan in the second round. Subhankar Dey and Harshit Aggarwal also booked their place into the next round with hard fought wins over their opponents. Subhankar Dey defeated Zhao Junpeng of China 16-21, 21-17, 21-19 while Harshit Aggarwal overcame some stiff challenge from USA’s Bjorn Segun 18-21, 21-8, 21-6.

In the second round round, Subhankar Dey will face Hong Kong’s NG Ka Long Angus, seeded fifth here. Harshit, on the other hand will take on eighth seed Hu Yun of Hong Kong.

However, it was curtains for Siril Verma, Rahul Yadav Chittaboina and Harsheel Dani in men’s singles, while Tanvi Lad also made a first round exit in the women’s singles.

Results (Round 1)

Men’s Singles:

Kidambi Srikanth beat Alen Roj (Slovakia) 21-4, 21-11; Subhankar Dey beat Zhao Junpeng (China) 16-21, 21-17, 21-19; Harshit Aggarwal beat Bjorn Segun (USA) 18-21, 21-8, 21-6; Lin Dan (China) beat Siril Verma 21-13, 21-10; Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei) beat Harsheel Dani 21-13, 21-12; Misha Zilberman (Israel) beat Rahul Yadav Chittaboina 21-18, 21-18.

Women’s Singles:

Priskila Siahaya (Indonesia) beat Tanvi Lad 21-14, 21-12.