World badminton championships, live score: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal face stiff tests today

Time & Us
Last Updated: August 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be in action today in the BWF world badminton championships in Glasgow. Both had easy opening round matches. Get live score and live updates of world badminton championships here.
PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will lead India’s challenge in the BWF world badminton champions in Glasgow today. Sai Praneeth, who escaped to victory on Wednesday, will also be in action.
Indians in action at BWF World Championships on Thursday will be as follows. Only Saina’s match will be shown on TV (STAR Sports 1).
16:58 hrs IST: Sun Yu has defeated Beatriz Corrales in the final game that was well contested
16:56 hrs IST: Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wah have won their mixed doubles match against Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen due to the latter side retiring.
16:37 hrs IST: Sun Yu of China is getting stretched in her third round match by Beatriz Corrales of Spain. Yu won the opening game 21-11 while Corrales scalped the second game 21-19 to take the match to the decider. The Chinese player is leading the third game 13-10.
16:25 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has stormed into the quarterfinals, beating Ka Long Angus Ng of Hong Kong 21-17, 21-13.
16: 20 hrs IST: Antonsen would be an unknown for Srikanth as they have never played each other before. The Indian, however, is exuding confidence. Here is what he had to say after the second-round victory.
16:15 hrs IST: Kidambi Srikanth has been on a roll of late and the badminton world his taking note of that. The Indian, who won two Superseries and is in the middle of a 12-match unbeaten run, will be playing Danish 14th seed Anders Antonsen today. Going by his form. this match should be a cakewalk for the eight-seeded Indian.
16:00 hrs IST: Later today, PV Sindhu, the fourth seed will be in action, takin on 13th-seeded Cheung Ngan Yi from Hong Kong. While on paper, Sindhu should progress into the next round, Yi is a tricky opponent. Sindhu has not exactly been in top form either. Having said that, going by head-to-head stats, which Sindhu leads 2-0, the Rio Olympics silver medallist shouldn’t have much problems in progressing to the next round.
15:49 hrs IST: In the first match of the women’s draw today (Thursday), Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark beat Sayaka Sato of Japan in a tight match (21-14, 14-21, 21-18).
15: 46 hrs IST: Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain was in action in the women’s section. She beat Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong in straight games 21-5, 21-7.
15:42 hrs IST: The day’s proceedings have started at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. In the opening match of the men’s segment on Thursday, Marc Zwiebler of Germany lost to Tien Chen Chou of Chinese Taipei 22-20, 18-21, 14-21.
15:40 hrs IST: The women’s draw has more-or-less followed the formbook and seedings with the top seeds all breezing past the opening round opponents. It is a tricky day for Saina Nehwal, however, as she faces the second seeded South Korean Sung Ji Hyun.
15:37 hrs IST: The men’s draw, so far, has seen only one major upset — Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the opening round. On Wednesday, China’s Lin Dan had quite a scare but manage to lift his game in the fag end to enter the third round.
15:35 hrs IST: Meanwhile Kidambi Srikanth should have a competitive but relatively easier outing against Anders Antonsen of Denmark. Srikanth is on a hot winning streak (12 straight matches) and the eight-seeded Indian is expected to breeze through his opponent.
15:30 hrs IST: Two of the three Indians in the men’s draw have touch opponents to contend with today. Ajay Jayaram plays Chinese fifth seed and defending champion Chen Long, while B Sai Praneeth faces Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei. Both will have to play extra special to stand any chance of beating their opponents.