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P.V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal enter semi-finals of Senior National Badminton Championship
Nagpur, November 6, 2017
Saina Nehwal and P. V. Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of women's singles in the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championship with easy victories in the quarter-finals here today.
Nehwal wasted in no time in taking control of the match against Aakarshi Kashyap, winning the first game convincingly. The second game saw Kashyap trying to make a desperate comeback but Nehwal was too good for her and with every shot the latter looked more and more formidable. Her strong shots helped Nehwal to not allow Kashyap to make a comeback as she went on to win the game convincingly.
The second quarter-final saw Sindhu, playing with great speed and grit, stunning Shriyanshi Pardeshi.
In a men's singles quarter-final match, K. Srikanth created some magical moments as he demolished Shubham Prajapati with a superb display of skill and talent.
In mixed doubles, Satwik Sai Raj R. and Ashwini Ponnappa took on Shivam Sharma and Poorvisha S. Ram. It was Satwik and Ponnappa pair with their high speed and seamless coordination managed to bag the first game of the match in their name. The second game as was expected had both the teams playing their best badminton as they mixed their shots in order to deceive the other.
Main results of the day:
Saina Nehwal (PET) bt Aakarshi Kashyap (AAI) : 21-17 21-10
P.V.Sindhu (AP) bt Shriyanshi Pardeshi ( MP) : 21-11 21-17
K Srikanth (PET) bt Shubham Prajapati (MP) : 21-17 23-21
Satwik Sai Raj and Ashwini Ponnappa (AP/PET) bt Shivam Sharma and Poorvisha S. Ram (RBI): 21-14 21-12