French Open Badminton: Sindhu and Kidambi enter quarterfinals; Saina suffers loss

  • French Open Badminton: Sindhu and Kidambi enter quarterfinals; Saina suffers loss
27-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Olympic silver medalist P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the quarterfinals but World Championship bronze medalist Saina Nehwal’s run ended with a straight game loss in the USD 325,000 French Open Super Series event.

Sindhu defeated Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi by 21-14, 21-13 to set up a revenge match against China’s Chen Yufei. The World No. 10 Chinese had knocked Sindhu out in the opening round at Denmark Open.

On the other hand, Denmark Open champion Kidambi Srikanth continued his winning strikes as he registered straight victory by 21-19, 21-17 sets over Hong Kong’s Vincent Wong Wing Ki to advance into the quarter-finals.

Former World No 1 Saina, once again failed to get across Japan’s World No 5 Akane Yamaguchi, losing 9-21, 21-23 in a second round clash. This is her second loss to the fifth seeded Japanese in two weeks.

Tags : French Open Badminton PV Sindhu Kidambi Saina


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