Dubai Open: Srikanth bows out, Sindhu advances

Dubai Open: Srikanth bows out, Sindhu advances
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Dubai: Indian ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who has won four Super Series title this year, has crashed out of the season-ending Dubai Super Series Finals after his second consecutive defeat in the event on Thursday.

Srikanth lost to world No 7 Chou Tien Chen in straight games 18-21, 18-21 in the men’s singles match that lasted over 43 minutes.

Srikanth had earlier conceived 18-21, 18-21 defeat from World No. 1 and defending champion Viktor Axelsen in his opening match on Wednesday.

However, in women’s singles, Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu advanced in the semi-finals of the event after defeating Japan’s Sayaka Sato 21-13, 21-12 in just 36 minutes.

Earlier, the Indian shuttler defeated Bingjiao 21-11, 16-21, 21-18 in a match.

Sindhu will take on world No.2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in an inconsequential match on Friday. (ANI)