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Indian shuttlers to leave for Malaysia and Singapore via Doha amid travel restrictions

Top shuttlers like Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal might leave for Malaysia and Singapore for their respective tournaments via Doha with no direct flights connecting from India owing to the pandemic situation. The Indian duo are aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic in the upcoming events.
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BWF Hong Kong Open | Rankireddy-Ponnappa advance in mixed doubles

India had a mixed day in the ongoing Hong Open as the likes of Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa advanced into the next round, while the pair of N Sikki Reddy and Pranav Jerry Chopra crashed out early on. Wednesday will see Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu taking the court.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

PV Sindhu crashes out of China Open

World Champion and No.6 ranked PV Sindhu crashed out in the opening round of the China Open in Fozhou after suffering a shock defeat to lower-ranked Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei. Meanwhile, the doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa won their first-round clash.
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Satwik and Chirag enter top 10 rankings after dream run at French Open

India’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reclaimed a spot in the top 10 of the latest badminton rankings after their dream run at the BWF French Open. Despite their quarter-final exits, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal maintained their spot at sixth and ninth respectively.
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Denmark Open | Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth crash out

Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Denmark Open in their first round singles competitions on Wednesday. Meanwhile, men’s singles player Sameer Verma made it through to round two, as did the mixed doubles duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy.
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Hyderabad Open | Sourabh Verma wins men's singles title; Ashwini Ponnappa, N Sikki Reddy finish second

Sourabh Verma bagged the men's singles title at the recently concluded Hyderabad Open by defeating Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the final on Sunday. Meanwhile, women's doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost to Koreans - Baek Ha Na and Jung Kyung Eun by a 25-17, 25-17 margin.
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Hyderabad Open | Sourabh Verma and Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy reach finals

Sourabh Verma entered the men’s singles final with a 23-21, 21-16 straight-game win over Iskandar Zulkarnain of Malaysia at the ongoing BWF Hyderabad Open. Meanwhile, women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy defeated Hong Kong’s Fan Ka Yan and Wu Yi Ting in the semis.
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Hyderabad Open | Sourabh Verma and Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy defeat compatriots to advance to semi finals

Sourabh Verma registered a comfortable victory against Ajay Jayaram in the men’s singles to reach the semis of the ongoing Hyderabad Open. Meanwhile, the top-seeded pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy took down the eighth seeds in their quarter-final match and entered the top four.
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Japan Open | PV Sindhu advances, Kidambi Srikanth ousted in first round

PV Sindhu extended her fine form in the Japan Open with an easy win over China’s Hue Yan, while Kidambi Srikanth lost to compatriot HS Prannoy in his very first match of the campaign. While A Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy couldn’t advance, Ponappa and S Reddy did in mixed doubles.
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Japan Open | B Sai Praneeth advances as men’s doubles falter in first round

India started decently on the first day of the Japan Open with B Sai Praneeth beating one of the local favourites Kenta Nishimoto in the first round to advance into the pre-quarters of the men’s singles event. While A Ponnappa and S Rankireddy also won their match, M Attri and B S Reddy lost theirs.
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