French Open Super Series: Sindhu, Srikanth reach quarter-finals, Saina loses

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 13:52 IST

French Open Super Series- Sindhu, Srikanth reach quarter-finals, Saina loses .

New Delhi [India], October 27 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttlers P .V . Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth entered into the quarter-finals of the French Open Super Series, while Saina Nehwal crashed out of the tournament yesterday .

Rio Olympics silver-medalist Sindhu defeated Sayaka Takahashi of Japan 21-14, 21-13, and the game lasted for 39 minutes . Sindhu will now face Chen Yufei of China on Friday .

Newly-crowned Denmark Open winner and World No . 8 Srikanth recorded a victory against Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong 21-19, 21-17 . The game lasted for 37 minutes .

Earlier, London Olympics medalist Saina exited with a 21-9 23-21 trounce to World No . 5, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the second round .

Following 16-19 in the second game, Saina fought back and was on the edge of winning the game at 20-19 before Yamaguchi concluded the match in two games .

Meanwhile, the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N . Sikki Reddy were defeated by Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan respectively .

Ace Indian shuttler H .S . Prannoy beat Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus of Denmark with 21-11 21-12 in 31 minutes .

In another men's singles clash, B . Sai Praneeth faced Kenta Nishimoto of Japan and lost the game by 21-13 21-17 in 44 minutes .

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark respectively . (ANI)

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