2017 French Open badminton: Kidambi Srikanth wins men’s singles title
India’s ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth (World no. 8) won French Open Superseries badminton title in men’s single category. In the final match, he defeated Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto by 21-14, 21-13 score.
It was Kidambi Srikanth’s fourth Super Series Premier title in 2017 season after winning Australian Super Series title, Indonesia Super Series Premier title and Denmark Open Super Series title.
Other Category Winners
Women’s single: It was won by Tai Tzu-ying from Chinese Taipei.
Men’s double: It was won by Chinese Taipei’s Lee Jhe-huei and Lee Yang.
Women’s doubles title: It was won by Indonesia’s Greysia POLL and Apriyani Rahayu by defeating Lee Sottee and SHIN Seung Chen by 21-17, 21-15 score.
Mixed Doubles title: It was won by Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana NATSIR by defeating Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen by 22-20, 21-15 score.
It is annual Badminton tournament held in France since 1909. It is hosted by the Fédération française de badminton (FFBa). Earlier it was not considered as one of the international badminton circuit’s leading events. But in 2007, it was promoted to become part of the BWF Super Series, making it one of 12 major badminton tournaments in world.
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