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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.