Shuttler Srikanth reaches quarter-finals of Singapore Open

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Singapore [Malaysia], Apr.14 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth showcased a spirited performance as he survived an early scare from Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open Superseries tournament here last evening. After going down in the first game, the 24-year-old rebounded strongly to post a 18-21, 21-19, 22-20 triumph over Maulana Mustofa in a exhilarating second-round clash of the men's singles event that lasted one hour and 21 minutes. With the win, Srikanth has now set up a clash against fifth-seed Shi Yuqi of China for a place in the last four. In the women doubles' event, the Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy crashed out of the tournament after going down 11-21, 21-19, 12-21 at the hands of Japanese duo of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi. (ANI)