July 24, 2024

Highlights: Sindhu advances, Saina, Praneeth and Satwik/Ponappa ousted

Live Updates: Indian shuttlers at quarter finals of BWF World championships 2018
Saina Nehwal will face Olympic champion Carolina Marin (AFP Photo)

After a dominant display by Indian shuttlers on the pre-quarter final day of BWF World championships that saw four out of five shuttlers progress through to the quarter final. Kidambi Srikanth was upset by an unknown American in straight games that brings down men’s singles challenge to B Sai Praneeth who will be up against a resurgent Kento Momoto of Japan. Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will be up against their fierce rivals in Caroliona Marin and Nozomi Okuhara respectively. Ashwini and Satwiksairaj who have been a surprise package in the tournament will face an uphill task from the top seed Chinese pair.


(3) PV Sindhu vs (8) Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)Match Ended

8:45 PM: PV Sindhu takes first game 21-17

9:18 PM: Indian challenge continues at the World Championships. Sindhu advances to the semi final with a 21-17,21-19 win over her old rival Nozomi Okuhara

Sai Praneeth vs (6) Kento Momoto (Japan)- Match ended

Sai Praneeth looses to Kento Momoto is straight games 21-12,21-12

(7) Carolina Marin(Spain) vs (10)Saina NehwalMatch ended

10:59 AM: Carolina Marin races to win the first game 21-7 in just 12 minutes. The Spaniard looks in a real hurry

11:20 AM: Saina Nehwal just could not match the speed of Marin. She goes down 21-6, 21-11 to bow out of the world championships. A strong statement by the Olympic champions ahead of her semi final clash with He Bingjiao who defeated world number 1 Tai Tzu Ying.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa vs (1) Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong (China) Match ended

10 AM: Satwik/Ponappa loses first game 21-17

10 30 AM: Satwik/Ponappa’s dream run comes to an end. They go down 21-17, 21-10

Matches lined up

Women’s singles

(7) Carolina Marin(Spain) vs (10)Saina Nehwal from around 10.30 AM (IST)

(3) PV Sindhu vs (8) Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) from 7.30 PM PM (IST)

Men’s singles

B. Sai Praneeth vs (6) Kento Momoto(Japan) from around 6.30 PM (IST)

Mixed Doubles

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa vs (1) Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong (China) from 9.30 AM (IST)

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