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Sai Praneeth who will be playing their quarterfinal matches in the evening session. It's the end of Saina's challenge. She loses , to World No. The screaming, grunting Spaniard has stamped her authority on this game. She has again raced to a big lead, this time with some sharp front-court smashes. Marin is on fire! The Spaniard pockets the first game in just 12 minutes of play. Zheng smashes one to the backcourt and it is all over for the Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj.
They lose , in the quarterfinals. Satwik gets one point back for the Indians with a clever return. The Chinese duo are still comfortably leading Yaqiong comes with a beautifull cross-court return that dips at the net.
Aswini stretches to the left to lift, but is ill-placed to make a return. It's for the Chinese pair. China hs the edge in the second game.
The mixed doubles pair has taken a lead after short rallies. The Chinese shuttlers are quicker on their feet and make far few errors at the net, and that shows in the scoreline.
Ashwini's experience coming in handy here. The India duo have charged back and are currently going neck-to-neck with the score now at Looks like we jumped the gun. Ponnappa-Rankireddy have fallen back big time with the World No. Indians off to a good start against the experienced Chinese pair of Zheng-Huang. Get your daily dose of Sportstarlive with handpicked stories delivered right to your inbox! World champion Momota reaches Japan Open final. Kidambi Srikanth, India out of Japan Open.
It's match point for Sindhu on her own serve. It's still neck and neck at Sindhu keeps the gap close at Sindhu narrows the gap to Sindhu fights back to Okuhara has the advantage at and is just growing in confidence.
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The Indians are still in contention with Saina, Sindhu, Praneeth and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj and Ponnappa making into the last-eight stage. Thanks you folks and do tune back for the live quarterfinal action tomorrow.
Match point for Sindhu and she seals it with a , win to move into the quarterfinals. Sindhu back in the lead again, but can't afford to relax against Sung Ji-hyun. The Korean has turned the table as Sindhu trails to Ji-hyun in the second game. Sindhu wins the first game in her third round match against Korea's Sung Ji-hyun.
Looks like it would be walk in the park for Sindhu. The last Indian in action today, P. Sindhu takes on Korea's Sung Ji-hyun in her third round match. Already a strong start as she takes a lead in the first game. Praneeth cruises into the quarterfinals after beating Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark , Hans-Kristian is struggling big time at the moment with Praneeth completely dominating.
Praneeth takes the first game , aggressive approach from the world No. Praneeth keeps the pressure on, giving no chance to the Danish shuttler to make a comeback in the game, not possible with a lead. Sai Praneeth now in action and immediately takes the lead in the first game over Hans-Kristian Vittinghus. Sindhu and Sai Praneeth are the two Indian shuttlers remaining to play their respective third round matches in a short while from now.
So, stay tuned to this space for the updates. Kidambi Srikanth's campaign ends at World Championships. He loses his third round match to Malaysia's Liew Daren , The second game is being a see-saw one with none of the players not ready to give away an inch. Srikanth can't afford to concede this one. After being level at , Srikanth jumps to lead in the second game.
Liew Daren not giving it away as he claws back to make it Srikanth loses the first game to Daren