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All England Open Badminton Championships Highlights: Lakshya Sen Enters Quarter-Finals, PV Sindhu Bows Out

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All England Open Badminton Championships Highlights: Star shuttler Lakshya Sen entered the quarter-finals of the men’s singles while PV Sindhu bowed out of the women’s singles competition at the All England Badminton Championships in Birmingham. Sen defeated Denmark’s Anders Antonsen 24-22, 11-21, 21-14 in a hard fought match. Earlier in the day, PV Sindhu crashed out of the event in the second round after straight games defeat to South Korea’s An Se-young.

Here are the Highlights of the All England Open Badminton Championships:

  • 21:25 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Lakshya Sen enters quater-final!

    Lakshya Sen won the deciding game against Anders Antonsen 21-14 to enter the quater-final of men’s singles.

  • 21:15 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Match goes into decider!

    The match has gone into decider with Lakshya Sen leading 17-14 in the final game. Earlier, Anders Antonsen registered a 21-11 victory to make it 1-1.

  • 20:38 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Sen wins first game!

    Lakshya Sen won the first game against Anders Antonsen 24-22. It was a neck-and-neck battle between the two players and Sen managed to bag it.

  • 20:15 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Lakshya Sen in action!

    Lakshya Sen is facing Anders Antonsen in the Round of 16 match of men’s singles at All England Open. He is leading 15-11 in the first game.

  • 16:52 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Focus on Lakshya Sen!

    Lakshya Sen will be action up next, as far as the Indian challenge is concerned. He will square off with Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in the men’s singles second round tie.

  • 16:24 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Sindhu crashes out!

    And Se-young secures her place in the next round with an easy 21-19, 21-11 won over PV Sindhu. The world no. 1 too dominant on the night

  • 16:20 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Se-young in control!

    Se-young is cruising! The point gap is now 8 and she only needs a handful to secure her passage into the next round. For the unversed, Se-young won the BWF French Open title last week in Paris.

  • 16:13 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Se-young is running away!

    The world no. 1 has opened up a five point gap in this second game. Victory is withing her sights now. She leads 11-6 at the midway break

  • 16:09 (IST)

    All England Open Live: What a point!

    Take a bow, Sindhu! Se-young had her on the backfoot for the majority of that rally but the veteran Indian managed to pull off a stunning winner.

    Sindhu 3(0):(1)3 Se-young

  • 16:06 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Advantage Se-young!

    The Korean wins the first game 21-19 after an error from Sindhu. This was a close game. Need a fightback from Sindhu

  • 15:59 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Sindhu fights back!

    Sindhu isn’t ready to let this slide! She has now won five points on trot and trails by a solitary points. 

    Sindh 16:17 Se-young

  • 15:56 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Commentators curse!

    The lead has now is now six points! Se-young has managed to pull clear after Sindhu’s resistance following the midway break in this first game

    Sindhu 11:17 Se-young

  • 15:54 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Sindhu putting in the hard yards!

    Sindhu is fighting to stay alive in this first game. She isn’t really allowing Se-young to pull away. The Korean, however, leads by a couple of points

    Sindhu 11:13 Se-young

  • 15:48 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Se-young on top!

    The Korean top seed has opened up a three-point gap at the mid-way break over Sindhu, who seems to be struggling with her netplay and drop shots. Se-young has been all over her so far. 

    Sindhu 8:11 Se-young

  • 15:44 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Good comeback!

    An Se-young gets herself back on level terms after a couple of errors from Sindhu. These early exchanges might decide the tie eventually

    Sindhy 4:4 Se-young

  • 15:41 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Sindhu on the charge!

    A couple of smashes and an error from the Korean sees Sindhu take a three-point lead in the first game. She leads 4-1 as of now

  • 15:40 (IST)

    All England Open Live: We are underway!

    1-0 Se-young! Tremendous rally to get us underway. Sindhu does well to force the Korean with a drop shot, but pull her final shot just wide of the tramline

  • 15:38 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Calm before the storm!

    Both the players have arrived on Court 1. An Se-young will get us underway here at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.

  • 15:24 (IST)

    All England Open Live: More action to follow!

    Lakshya Sen will also be in action in the men’s singles second round, while men’s doubles top seeds Satwik-Chirag will also take the center court later in the day

  • 15:11 (IST)

    All England Open Live: Hello!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2nd round matches of the All England Badminton Championships. India’s PV Sindhu faces a stern test as she takes on South Korean world no. 1 An Se-young.

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