Kidambi Srikanth reaches final of Australia Open

Kidambi Srikanth reaches final of Australia Open

Kidambi Srikanth reaches final of Australia Open

In Badminton, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth today lifted the Australian Open Superseries trophy in Sydney.

The world number 11 took just 27 minutes to beat his opponent 21-10 21-14 to get an opportunity win his 12 senior title of his career.

With this victory, the Guntur-born lad has now clinched two back-to-back Superseries titles after defeating Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 21-11, 21-19 at the Indonesia Open.

Okuhara won her first World Superseries title since the All England past year, displaying the full extent of her indefatigable retrieving style in getting the better of Yamaguchi. Srikanth continued to remain aggressive but trailed for the first time in the second game after a successful challenge from Chen.

Chen, who had played two long matches before the final, said he was still recovering from gastroenteritis.

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Win cash daily by just predicting the right result of matches. The Indian relied on strong returns to lead 9-6 in the first game. "Congrats @srikidambi." Denmark shuttler Mathias Boe felt Srikanth's achievement of winning back-to-back titles was rare. His performance has been consistent", he says."The past three weeks have been good for badminton overall. He was runner-up at Singapore while he won at Indonesia. Well, of course, the Indian players have now achieved something that everyone was waiting for.

Another streak of five points saw Srikanth at a commanding 15-8 advantage.

Srikanth outclassed Olympic gold medallist Long is straight sets as he mostly dominated the game. But the beginning of the first game had little to differentiate between the duo as Srikanth and Yuqi matched each other point to point and levelled the game at 5-5.

Shi took a slender early lead in the second game but Srikanth caught up at 2-2 and edged ahead with an onrushing return at the net.

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