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Kidambi Srikanth thanks Sachin Tendulkar for 'billion wishes' worthy tweet post Australia Superseries win

Kidambi Srikanth thanks Sachin Tendulkar for 'billion wishes' worthy tweet post Australia Superseries win

The Australian Open Superseries saw a change in odds for the Indian after he had lost five times in a row earlier to his Chinese opponent Long.

Thailand Open: PM Narendra Modi congratulates B Sai Praneeth for maiden Grand Prix Gold triumph Thailand Open: PM Narendra Modi congratulates B Sai Praneeth for maiden Grand Prix Gold triumph

Praneeth, seeded third in the tournament, came from behind to beat fourth-seeded Indonesian Jonatan Christie 17-21 21-18 21-19 over in an hour and 11 minutes.

Thailand Open: B Sai Praneeth wins second consecutive title after come-from-behind victory in Bangkok Thailand Open: B Sai Praneeth wins second consecutive title after come-from-behind victory in Bangkok

This is Praneeth's second consecutive title win, following the Singapore Open victory. He had reached the finals of Syed Modi International in January at Hyderabad, where he lost to Sameer Verma.

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal bows out, B Sai Praneeth advances to final Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal bows out, B Sai Praneeth advances to final

Singapore Open champion Praneeth, ranked 24 in the world, will take on fourth-seeded 19-year-old Indonesian Jonatan Christie, who defeated Joo Ven Soong of Malaysia 21-9 21-18 in his 34-minute semifinal clash.

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth reach quarterfinals of Thailand Open Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth reach quarterfinals of Thailand Open

Second seed Saina dished out a dominating show to dump Ying Ying Lee of Malaysia 21-11 21-14 in a 40-minute match to set up a clash with Japanese qualifier Haruko Suzuki.

Claiming a medal at Commonwealth Games 2018 remains a target, says Ashwini Ponnappa Claiming a medal at Commonwealth Games 2018 remains a target, says Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini has emerged as the top doubles star as she and her new women's doubles partner Sikki finished runners-up at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold.

Thailand Open: Sai Praneeth, Sourabh Verma cruise into third round Thailand Open: Sai Praneeth, Sourabh Verma cruise into third round

Sourabh, seeded 12th, survived a challenge from compatriot Anand Pawar 21-17 20-22 21-14, while third seed Praneeth, who won the Singapore Open last month, defeated Malaysia's R Satheishtharan 21-15 21-13 in another match.

B Sai Praneeth, Pratul Joshi, Shreyansh Jaiswal reach second round of Thailand Open B Sai Praneeth, Pratul Joshi, Shreyansh Jaiswal reach second round of Thailand Open

Third seed Praneeth was 21-10 18-9 ahead when his rival - Indonesia's Nathaniel Ernestan Sulistyo retired. The 24- year-old Indian will next face Malaysia's Satheishtharan R.

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth to start as favourites in India's campaign at Thailand Open Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth to start as favourites in India's campaign at Thailand Open

After missing the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship to attend to her ailing father, Saina will be itching to add another GPG title to her kitty after claiming the Malaysia Masters early in the year.

Sudirman Cup: South Korea upset defending champions China to win first world mixed teams title in 14 years Sudirman Cup: South Korea upset defending champions China to win first world mixed teams title in 14 years

South Korea on Sunday won badminton's Sudirman Cup for the first time in 14 years with an emotional 3-2 victory over 10-time champions China at Australia's Gold Coast.

Sudirman Cup: Defending champions China play South Korea in final Sudirman Cup: Defending champions China play South Korea in final

South Korea, who beat China for their last Sudirman Cup title in Eindhoven in 2003, won their semi-final 3-1 over Thailand.

Sudirman Cup: India's campaign ends after 0-3 loss to China at quarterfinals Sudirman Cup: India's campaign ends after 0-3 loss to China at quarterfinals

It was always going to be an uphill task for the ninth seeded Indian team to breach the Chinese wall and though the mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy put up a gritty show to challenge the World No. 2 pair of Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong, they ultimately went down.

Sudirman Cup: Indian shuttlers face stern China test at quarter-finals – Preview Sudirman Cup: Indian shuttlers face stern China test at quarter-finals – Preview

It will be an uphill task for the Indian shuttlers when they take on China in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Friday.

Sudirman Cup 2017: Indian badminton team qualifies for knockout stage Sudirman Cup 2017: Indian badminton team qualifies for knockout stage

The Indian badminton team sealed a place in the knockout stage of the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship, despite Indonesia pulling off a stunning 3-2 victory over Denmark in the last match of the Group 1D here on Wednesday.

Sudirman Cup: India stun former champions Indonesia 4-1 to stay afloat for knockout berth Sudirman Cup: India stun former champions Indonesia 4-1 to stay afloat for knockout berth

After suffering an embarrassing 1-4 defeat against Denmark in the opening match yesterday, India desperately needed to win this contest against fifth seeds Indonesia.

Sudirman Cup: India need to go full throttle to end agonising wait for medal, feels PV Sindhu Sudirman Cup: India need to go full throttle to end agonising wait for medal, feels PV Sindhu

India, ranked ninth, have managed to reach the knockout stage of the tournament only once during the 2011 edition, while in the last two editions they couldn't even cross the group stage.