Indians B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth both reached the semi finals of Singapore Open Super Series while P V Sindhu lost to Carolina Marin in quarters. Sai Praneeth defeated Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-19,15-21,21-14 while Kidambi Srikanth beat fifth seed She Yuqi of China 21-14,21-17 in their respective quarterfinals.
For Sindhu it was uphill task against nemesis world no.one Marin. Sindhu had played her last two matches long lasting three games. So she might be drained before her quarterfinal. However Srikanth in his last outing against Indonesian Ehsan came back from the brink of defeat. Now I think it is the first time two Indians will be in the semifinals of Super Series event.
Credit – Shailesh Padhye