PV Sindhu, Srikanth, and Parupalli Kashyap raised India’s hopes for the win after progressing to the singles’ semifinals at USD 350,000 India Open on Friday.
The first match of Day 4 of India Open Badminton saw Indian women’s doubles pair of Aparna Balan and Sruthi defeated by the top-seeded Thailand pair Kititharakul / Prajongjai by a score of 21-8; 21-11. The top seeds continue where they left as they wrap the second set 21-11 and advance to quarterfinals.
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Another Indian Women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy lost to Indonesia’s pair of Greysia Polii and Apriyani. The later are qualified for the semi-finals.
India’s great women shuttler P.V. Sindhu proudly storms into the semifinals after defeating Mia Blichfeldt by a score 21-19, 22-20.
Sindhu managed a three-point lead to make it 17-14 in the first game. The match was not easy for either of them. After a tough fight, Sindhu took the first game 21-19. She kept herself in rich form in the second game to clinch 22-20 win.
Srikanth Gets the Better of Praneeth
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeats his compatriot Sai Praneeth (IND) by a score of 21-23; 21-11; 21-19 to ensure his entry into the semi-finals. The game was a neck to neck battle from the starting. However, Sai Praneeth clinched the 1st set with a score of 23-21. In the second set, Srikanth made a strong comeback and put in a strong performance to win the second set 21-11. The third set saw a tie 16-16 but Srikanth put the top gear to clinch four points straight and won the third set overall winning the game.
Parupalli Kashyap (India) defeated Taiwan’s Wang Tzu Wei by a score of 21-23; 21-11; 21-11 and earned a place in the semi-finals. With a bunch of mistakes happening from both the sides, Kashyap managed to make fewer mistakes in the net so as to claim a win against his opponent. His entry in the semi-finals must be a morale booster for Kashyap who hasn’t been in the semifinals of any major tournaments for a while.
Also, Indian pair Attri Manu and Reddy B. Sumeeth defeated their contingent pair of
Jerry Chopra and Shivam Sharma by a score of 21-10; 21-12. But H.S. Prannoy (India) lost to Viktor Axelsen of Denmark by a score of 21-10; 21-16.
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