Sai Praneeth to take on Srikanth in Australian Open quarters

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Sydney, June 22 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will take on compatriot Sai Praneeth in a Australian Open quarter-final here later in the week.

Srikanth and Praneeth brushing aside South Korean Son Wan Ho and Chinese Huang Yuxiang respectively, on Thursday advanced to the quarter-finals.

Kidambi Srikanth defeated World No. 1 Son Wan Ho 15-21, 21-13, 21-13 to advance to the quarter-final stage of the series.

Srikanth defeated the South Korean second time in a matter of five days after his Indonesian Open men’s single event title victory.

Sai Praneeth entered quarters, breezing past China’s Huang Yuxiang 21-15, 18-21, 21-13 to join Srikanth in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Praneeth played a defensive game but his net shots played a vital role in clinching the victory.

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