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Indonesia Open: Kidambi Srikanth defeats Prannoy, marches into next round

Jakarta [Indonesia]: India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday progressed to the next round of the ongoing Indonesia Open.In an all Indian affair, Srikanth defeated HS Prannoy 21-15, 19-21, 21- 12in a match that lasted for 56 minutes. Srikanth won the first game, but Prannoy staged a comeback, sending the match into the third and deciding game. Srikanth however did not relent and he ended up winning the third and final game, progressing ahead in the ongoing tournament.Earlier in the day, Sai Praneeth progressed ahead in the Indonesia Open after defeating France’s Toma Junior Popov 21-19, 21-18.Two-time Olympic medallist and star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu also entered the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing Indonesia Open on Wednesday. The Indian shuttler defeated Japan’s Aya Ohori 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 in the match that lasted for 70 minutes on Court 1.Sindhu went down in the first game, but she…


Indonesia Masters: Kidambi bows out after losing to Antonsen in semis

Bali [Indonesia]: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Saturday faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in the semi-finals of the ongoing Indonesia Masters.Playing at Court 1, Antonsen defeated Kidambi in straight sets 21-14, 21-9 in a game that lasted 41 minutes. This was Kidambi’s second-consecutive semi-final appearance on the BWF World Tour after the Hylo Open, earlier this month.During the day, two-time Olympic medallist PV also bowed out of the tournament after losing to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in straight sets 21-13, 21-9 in 32 minutes.In the first set, Yamaguchi dominated the proceedings and easily clinched the essay 21-13 in just 20 minutes. Riding high on confidence, Yamaguchi started the set on a high as she led the game 3-1 before clinching the essay with a dominating win.

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