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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 05:11 AM IST

French Open Super series: PV Sindhu enters quarters, Sai Praneeth bows out

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Paris: India ace P V Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals with a straight-game win over Japan’s Sayaka Sato but B Sai Praneeth crashed out of the French Open BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament here.

Sindhu seeded third, dished out a compact game to outwit Sayaka 21-17 21-16 in a second-round match on Thursday to set up a clash with seventh-seeded Chinese He Bingjiao. However, Praneeth was no match for Asian Games champions Jonatan Christie of Indonesia, going down 16-21 14-21 in a men’s singles match.

The men’s doubles pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy too put up a good show, progressing to the quarterfinals with straight game wins.

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While Satwik and Chirag defeated China’s He Jiting and Tan Qiang 21-13 21-19, Manu and Sumeeth stunned third-seeded Chinese combination of Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan 21-14 21-16 in another match. However, it was curtains for Meghana Jakkampudi and Poorvisha S Ram as the duo went down 15-21 13-21 to fourth-seeded Indonesian pair of Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu.

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Published on: Friday, October 26, 2018, 02:38 PM IST
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