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Sindhu, Srikanth enter semi-finals of Swiss Open badminton

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Basel, March 5 : Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth on Friday stormed into the women’s and men’s singles semi-finals, respectively, of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton here.
Srikanth beat Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-19, 21-15 in 44 minutes in a quarterfinal match. The Indian will now play top seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the semi-finals.
Reigning world champion Sindhu beat fifth seed Thai Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-16 23-21 in a quarterfinal match in 59 minutes. She will now clash with fourth seed Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in the semi-finals.
However, the other Indians in the fray lost and fell by the wayside.
Last edition’s finalist B. Sai Praneeth went down to Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia 14-21 17-21 in 45 minutes in a men’s singles quarter-final match.
In another men’s singles quarter-final match, eighth seeded Thai Kunlavut Vitidsarn defeated India’s Ajay Jayaram 21-9, 21-6.


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