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Swiss Open: Sai Praneeth advances to semisfinals
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Swiss Open: Sai Praneeth advances to semisfinals

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Basel, Mar 16 : India's shuttler B Sai Praneeth advanced to the semifinals but Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy journey came to an end as they lost in the women's double quarterfinal of the Swiss Open.

In men's single, world No 22, defeated France’s Lucas Corvee (ranked 52), 21-13, 21-11 in a match that lasted just 35 minutes. After trailing 3-6 in the first game, Sai Praneeth did not lose the lead even once in the match as he coasted past the finish line.

The 26-year-old will face Chen Long if he has to reach the final. The second-seeded Chinese, incidentally, ended an impressive run Subhankar Dey in Basel.

However, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy lost to third seeds Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida 21-17, 21-17.

In men's double Chirag Shetty and Pranaav Jerry Chopra lost out in the men’s doubles quarter-finals. The Indians went down fighting against an English pair and sixth seeds Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge, losing 11-21, 26-28 in a 63-minute encounter.

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