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All England Open: Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy Defeated In Quarterfinals

Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy
Badminton players Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy lost in the women’s doubles round of the Quarterfinal round of the All England Open.

They lost to the Dutch duo Selena Piek and Cheryl Seinen on Friday.

Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy Had Defeated Their Bulgarian Opponents Earlier.

The Indian duo lost to their Dutch opponents 22-24 12-21 in just 39 minutes. Earlier, both Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy had defeated Bulgarian sisters Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva 21-17 21-10 in 33 minutes in the second-round match on Thursday.

Meanwhile, in the badmintonย men’s doubles match, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty were ousted out of the All England Openย after losing 16-21 21-11 17-21 to Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. Rankireddy and Shetty had been defeated by the Denmark duo in the Swiss Open too.

In the men’s singles, Sameer Verma was defeated by Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the second round.

As far as the women’s singles tournament is concerned, India’s PV Sindhu will now be facing Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinal round of the All England Open. She had also opened up on facing her Japanese opponent in a video shared by the All England Open Twitter handle.

“Looking forward to Yamaguchi (match). Today she didnโ€™t have a match unfortunately, she got a walkover, but I think I have to be prepared because it has been more than one year that Iโ€™ve played against her. So, Iโ€™m sure she is going to come with new tactics and new strategies. I have to be prepared for everything and anything,” said PV Sindhu.