As it happened: Srikanth, Sindhu crash out of China Open

Chen Yufei defeats P. V. Sindhu 21-11, 11-21, 21-15 and advances to the semifinal of the China Open. With Sindhu's loss, India's campaign at the China Open comes to an end.

Sindhu meets fifth seed Chen Yufei of China in her quarterfinal match.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the LIVE updates from Day 4 action of China Open.

Chen Yufei defeats P. V. Sindhu 21-11, 11-21, 21-15 and advances to the semifinal of the China Open. With Sindhu's loss, India's campaign at the China Open comes to an end.

4:39m: That's the game! Chen takes the third game 21-15 and with that the match.

4:38pm: The Indian is trying her best to stage a comeback but it just might be too little to late. Chen leads 19-15. 

4:36pm: Chen isn't offering Sindhu any more room. She takes four successive points to speed away to a 18-12 lead.

4:34pm: Sindhu fights back! The India claws her way back into the tie and has reduced the deficit to a mere two points. She trails Chen 12-14.

4:31pm: Chen motors on and now has a healthy six-point lead. Sindhu trails 8-14.

4:28pm: Chen extends her lead. She now leads 11-8. She will need to hold momentum here on!

4:27pm: Sindhu isn't letting Chen get away with this one. She takes two points on the trot to reduce the deficit to two points. She leads 8-6.

4:25pm: And she's off! Chen races to a three-point lead at 7-4 in the decider.

4:24pm: Sindhu takes the lead! She's up 5-4.

4:22pm: Neither player able to make a major breakthrough yet. Scorecard reads 3-3.

4:18pm: The Indian is on a power-packed mode. Sindhu takes up six points on the trot and wins the second game 21-11. The Indian forces the decider.

4:10pm: Sindhu has to make this advantage count. She leads 11-8. There is no margin for error.

4:08pm: Chen is back with a bang. She crawls back and reduces the deficit by one, trailing 6-7.

4:06pm: Sindhu is on the money. She picks up five consecutive points to rattle the Chinese and takes the lead at 6-1.

4:01pm: 14 minutes is just what it takes for Yufei Chen to wrap up the first game 21-11. Sindhu needs to get going from the word go now.

4:00pm: Game point for Chen. Sindhu is nine points behind now.

3:59pm: Chen is running away with the first game. She leads 18-10. The Indian needs to up the ante now.

3:58pm: The Chinese has a healthy lead at 16-10. Sindhu has always been playing catching up now.

3:50pm: Seven minutes into the game, Chen has taken the lead at 11-5.

India's P. V. Sindhu is out in the courts. She is playing Yufei Chen of China.

12:48pm: Kento Momota storms into the semis after a convincing 21-9, 21-11 win over Kidambi Srikanth. India's last and only hope is P.V. Sindhu, who will taking the court next against fifth seed Chen Yufei of China.

12:42pm: Momota now three points away from advancing to the last-four stage. From this stage, Srikanth could only hope of any miracle to happen. Srikanth takes two successive points but got lot of catching up to do.

12:36pm: This is turning out to be a one-sided affair as again Momota races ahead with a 13-3 lead. Srikanth struggling to match up to the aggressive style of play by the Japanese.

12:24pm: And it turns out true as Momota has rushed to a 11-5 lead in the first game. The first game gets over in no time, with Momota winning it 21-9. What would be Srikanth's approach now?

12:22pm: Hello folks, the men's singles quarterfinal between Srikanth and Momota gets underway. This is going to be a tough one for Srikanth as the Japanese is currently playing at his best.

P.V. Sindhu takes on fifth seed Chen Yufei of China in her quarterfinal match while Kidambi Srikanth meets third seed Kento Momota of Japan.


Day 3 review: P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth registered hard fought victories to enter the quarterfinals of their respective events on Thursday.

Third seed Sindhu bounced back after losing a close first game to record a 21-23, 21-13, 21-18 win in her second round women’s singles match against Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan.

Srikanth’s men’s singles match against Suppanyu Avihingsanon too went down to the wire. The seventh seeded Indian won the first game comfortably but the Thai player levelled the match. The decider could have gone either way but Srikanth held his nerve to advance in the competition with a 21-12, 15-21, 24-22 win.

However, India’s campaign ended in the doubles and mixed doubles events.

Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy went down 14-21, 11-21 against top seeds from China - Siwei Zheng and Huang Yaqiong in the round of 16.

Sikki Reddy and Pranav Jerry Chopra also met a similar fate, losing 16-21, 10-21 to sixth seeds Christinna Pedersen and Mathias Christiansen of Denmark.

In the men’s doubles, Mannu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy were outplayed by Chen Hung Ling and Wang Chi-Lin 9-21, 10-21.