Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth in French Open Quarter-Final


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India’s Saina Nehwal crushed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 10-21, 21-14, 21-17 to enter women’s singles quarterfinals of the French Open 2018 on Thursday. This is the second time in about fourteen days that the Indian has beaten the Japanese. Presently, Saina will meet World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarterfinals. In the men’s singles round of 16, Kidambi Srikanth beat Lee Dong Keun 12-21, 21-16, 21-18 out of a match that endured a hour and 13 minutes. Srikanth will confront World No 1 Kento Momota in the quarterfinals and will look retaliate for his Denmark Open semi-last misfortune against Momota.

In the women’s singles tie, Saina lost the principal diversion 10-21 in only 16 minutes as Okuhara was hoping to correct her reprisal of a week ago’s Denmark Open’s semi-last misfortune against the Indian. The Japanese was driving the Indian 11-6 at mid-break of the main amusement, before shutting the primary diversion 21-10 of every merely minutes.

The second round of the women’s singles tie saw both the players go neck-and-neck yet it was Saina who put her foot on the platform and took a 11-4 lead against the Japanese at mid-break. It was all Saina after the break, as the Japanese couldn’t figure out how to break Saina’s force. The London Olympics bronze medallist won the second diversion thoroughly.

The third session of the tie was a firmly challenged undertaking as Saina contended energetically to keep up a sound point hole all through the amusement. Eventually, Saina took the choosing diversion 21-17.

In the men’s singles occasion, India’s Kidambi Srikanth indicated assurance to return from a diversion down and beat Lee Dong Keun. Srikanth lost the principal amusement 12-21 out of 19 minutes. Lee Dong Keun drove Srikanth 11-10 at mid-break of the main amusement. After the break, it was an uneven show as Lee Dong Keun fled with the principal amusement effortlessly.

In the second amusement, Srikanth raised the stakes and did not let his adversary settle, keeping up a solid two-point hole, in the end winning 21-16.

Be that as it may, the South Korean wasn’t going down effectively. In the third diversion, Srikanth needed to contend energetically to stay in the competition. In a firmly challenged choosing diversion, the Indian won 21-18.

Srikanth had lost the Denmark open semi-last in straight diversions – 16-21, 12-21 – in a trim sided coordinate.


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