- Tag results for Kidambi Srikanth
The Rio Olympic silver medallist gone down 17-21, 21-17, 15-21 against her Chinese opponent in 70 minutes.
Srikanth, who had skipped the event due to a muscle strain last season, managed to script a come-from-behind 10-21 21-9 21-9 win over Tommy Sugiarto in a 45-minute men's singles match.
Fifth seed Srikanth, ranked 9th, saw off France's Lucas Corvee 21-12 21-16 in 35 minutes to set up a clash with Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto.
Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to their Malaysian counterparts Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon 21-18, 19-21, 17-21.
Third seed Sindhu looked a pale shadow of herself as she lost 13-21 16-21 in 40 minutes against seventh seed He Bingjiao of China on Friday night.
Olympic bronze medallist Saina beat Tunjung 21-11 21-12 in a one-sided semifinal match that lasted just 30 minutes.
Fellow Indian Srikanth too had to dig deep against countryman Verma with little separating the two in an intense men's singles quarterfinal.
The Indian shuttler after losing the first set staged the perfect comeback conquering the next two sets to earn his quarterfinal spot.
It’s going to be a mighty test for Indian shuttlers as they face one of the toughest tests after an already demanding season.
Though Srikanth came up with a 21-16, 17-21, 21-17 victory, he was troubled enough by his 18-year-old Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy mate Siril Verma.
Kidambi Srikanth had lost to Momota at the Malaysia Open and Indonesia Open in June and July respectively.
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.
Prannoy was beaten 21-16, 21-12 by NG Ka Long Angus from Hong Kong.
Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the men's singles event after losing a marathon three-game quarterfinal to draw curtains on India's campaign at the Japan Open badminton tournament.
Sindhu was beaten by China's Gao Fangjie in the women's singles second round, her first preliminary exit in almost a year.