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PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin in Singapore Open QF

14 Apr 2017 | By Vijaya
Badminton : Singapore Open 2017

India's top seed and Olympic silver medallist Pusarla Venkata Sindhu crashed out of the ongoing Singapore Open Superseries losing to her Spanish rival Carolina Marin in the quarterfinals.

Marin with her dominating game raced away to victory beating Sindhu, 21-11, 21-15, in a mere 30-min long match.

The Spaniard will now meet South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun in the Semi-finals.

In context: Badminton : Singapore Open 2017

Tournament summarySingapore Open, a badminton Superseries event

Singapore Open is an annual badminton tournament which began in 1987. A part of the BWF (Badminton World Federation) Superseries, it is played at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The reigning Singles champions are - Sony Dwi Kuncoro (MS), and Ratchanok Intanon (WS).

The 2017 Singapore open was scheduled to be played from 11-16 April. It has a total prize money of $350,000.

Indian playersA large Indian contingent in fray

Indian players at Singapore Open - Women's Singles: PV Sindhu, Rituparna Das; Men's Singles: B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Sourabh Verma, Ajay Jayaram, Srikanth Kidambi.

Manu Attri/B Sumeeth Reddy, Arjun MR/Ramachandran Shlok - Men's Doubles; Sanjana Santosh/Arathi Sara Sunil, Ashwini Ponnapaa/ N Sikki Reddy, Meghana Jakkampudi/ Poorvisha S Ram - Women's Doubles; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/K Maneesha, Summeth Reddy/Ashwini Ponnapaa, VG Prasad/J Dewangan - Mixed Doubles.

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The Indian shuttler ranked World No. 30 beat the eighth seed 15-2, 21-14, 21-19, in a gruelling quarterfinal match that lasted about 70 minutes.

This is Praneeth's first Semis at a Superseries tournament. He will now face South Korea's Lee Dong-Keun in the Semis.

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Earlier, Sai Praneeth thrashed Korea's Lee Dong Keun 21-6, 21-8, to reach his first Superseries final.

Praneeth, interestingly, has 4-1 head-to-head record against his more illustrious compatriot Srikanth, who won the 2014 China Superseries Premier, and 2015 India Superseries.

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This is Praneeth's second big tournament victory, the only other being the 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix.