korean open super series: P.V. Sindhu & Sameer Verma

P.V. Sindhu, Silver Olympic medalist, and Sameer Verma, Syed Modi Grand Prix victor, progressed to the quarter-finals in the women’s and men’s singles, respectively. The Korean Open Super Series preliminary was held on September 14, 2017.

The Korean Open Super Series finals will be held on September 19, and will come with a monetary reward of $600,000.

Sindhu went to win against Nitchaon Jindapol, the badminton opponent from Thailand with scores, 22-20 and 21-17.

Sameer Verma, the Hong Kong Super Series finalist, was pitted against Wong Wing Ki Vincent, his opponent from Hong Kong. Sameer won with the match by scoring 21-19 and 21-14 within 41 minutes.

The match, however, witnessed the defeat for Parupalli Kashyap and B. Sai Praneeth, both of whom were representing India in the men’s single match for the Korean Super Series.

Kashyap was competing against Son Wan, his opponent, for an hour and 16 minutes. The final scores were 16-21, 21-17, 16-21.

Praneeth was overtaken by Tzu Wei Wang, his opponent of Chinese Taipei, with scores 13-21 and 24-26 respectively. The contest lasted for 40 minutes.

Sindhu was defeated by Nitchaon Jindapol, the Thai professional badminton player at Syed Modi International in 2016. In a recent match at Glasgow World Championship, the Indian Olympic medalist won a maiden silver with a 1-1 record against Jindapol.

The men’s doubles witnessed Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chiraj Shetty beating the Chinese Taipei duo of Lee Jhe-Huei and Lee Yang with 23-21, 16-21, and 21-8 under 51 minutes of play.

Rankireddy and Shetty will make their maiden appearance together in a Super Series quarter-final on September 15, 2017. The duo will compete against the Japanese counterparts, Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda.

Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal, Indian professional badminton player, and Srikanth Kidambi, the recipient of Arjuna Award for Badminton, will skip the Korean Open Super Series to prepare for the upcoming Japan Open event.