Singapore Open Super Series 2017: Sai Praneeth is 16th Super Series Winner in 31 Super Series Title for India

After creating Indian history yesterday, Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Kidambi had a tough battle for the Singapore Super Series Men’s Singles title. After 54 minutes, Sai Praneeth coming from behind won the first Super Series title in his maiden Super Series final gifting India 16th Super Series Winner. Srikanth, who has already won three Super Series title finally returned to form after a long slump to finish Runners up first time in his three Super Series finals. While to seed Tai Tzu Ying won Women’s Singles title defeating Carolina Marin, Denmark and China shared three doubles event titles. After Saina Nehwal in 2010, Sai is the second Indian to win at Singapore. In 2017, this was second Super Series title for India in 9 title wins.

Super Series winners from India

Srikanth is yet to win a major tournament in 2017, while Sai Praneeth has last won a tournament in Canada Open 2016.

Road to Final
Sai Praneeth

    Round 1 def Emil Holst (Denmark) 17-21 21-7 21-19 in 1 hour 4 minutes
    Round 2 def Qiao Bin 21-15 21-23 21-16 in 1 hour 12 minutes
    QF def 8th seed Tanongsak 15-21 21-14 21-19 in 1 hour 11 minutes
    SF Def Dong Keun Lee (Korea) 21-6 21-8 in 38 minutes

Srikanth Kidambi

    Round 1 def Kenta (Japan) 21-12 21-11 in 32 minutes
    Round 2 def Mustofa (Indonesia) 18-21 21-19 22-20 in 1 hour 21 minutes
    QF def 5th seed Shi Yuqi (China) 21-14 21-16 in 36 minutes
    SF def Ginting (Indonesia) 21-13 21-14 in 42 minutes

Results of Final

    MS Sai Praneeth def Srikanth 17-21 21-17 21-12 in 54 minutes
    WS Top seed Tai Tzu Ying (Taipei) def 4th seed Carolina Marin (Spain) 21-15 21-15 in 38 minutes
    WD 2nd seed Kamilla/Christinna (Denmark) def Top seed Misaki / Ayaka (Japan) 21-18 14-21 21-15 in 1 hour 5 minutes
    XD 3rd seed Lu Kai/Huang (China) def Dechapol/Sapsiree (Thailand) 19-21 21-16 21-11 in 1 hour 8 minutes
    MD 5th seed Mathias / Carsten (Denmark) def 4th Junhui / Yuchen (China) 21-13 21-14 in 41 minutes

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