Denmark Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal storm into semi-finals

In Badminton, ace Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal have stormed into the semi-finals of Denmark Open at Odense.

In their Singles quarter-final matches last night, while Srikanth, seeded seventh, edged past compatriot Sameer Verma, 22-20, 19-21, 23-21, Saina beat eighth-placed Japanese Nozomi Okuhara, 17-21, 21-16, 21-12. Srikanth and Saina will play their last-4 matches today.

In the Women’s Doubles, the pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy bowed out after losing in the quarter-final to the top-seeded Japanese duo of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota, 14-21, 12-21.

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