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PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao Denmark Open First Round Live Updates Online


Welcome to Sportskeeda's livescore and commentary of the Denmark Open first round

LIVE Updated: 19 October 2016 22:58:57 IST - Published: 19 October 2016 22:13:08 IST

PV Sindhu wins it, 21-14, 21-19 to enter the second round.

And Sindhu has won it 21-19.

At the end of a gruelling, energy-sapping rally, Sindhu has a match point at 20-19.

And they are all square now at 19-19.

And she has now truly come back and trails Sindhu by just 1 point (18-19)

And she extends the lead 19-16 before Bingjiao takes a point to make a 2-point deficit (17-19)

And once more the lanky Indian dashes hopes of the Chinese to be ahead by 18-15.

However, the Chinese's efforts are finally paying off and she has now reduced the gap to 15-17.

The World No. 11 is trying her best to curb Sindhu's confidence but the Indian is not letting it happen. The Indian is ahead 17-13.

And she is now in full control of the proceedings as she is ahead 16-11.

Just when it looked like Sindhu is appearing to get tired, she surges to take a crucial point and extend her lead to 14-10.

The Chinese has now made it a three-point deficit (10-13)

On resumption, the Chinese has closed the gap to four points (8-12).

And she makes her intentions clear! Sindhu races to 11-5 at the lemon break.

The rallies are grittier now as none wants to give the other an inch of space. But it is Sindhu who looks to have the control now as she leads 9-4.

And the Indian extends it to 7-3 after which Bingjiao takes a point to make it 4-7.

Again just like the first game, this is where the Indian asserts herself and takes a 6-3 lead. 

The game is turning out to be a competitive one now and Sindhu is ahead only marginally, 4-3.

The Indian remembers that very well and knows a good start is necessary. She has jumped to 3-1 now.

Sindhu cannot afford to relax or be complacent. Bingjiao is dangerous and knows exactly what it takes to beat her. 

But Sindhu wrests control again and takes the next three points to take the first game 21-14.

Sindhu needs to be careful and cannot let the Chinese come back, who now trails, 14-18

A long rally ensues and this time, Sindhu's much improved defense shines. She is ahead 17-12.

Sindhu's dashes all hopes of Bingjiao's comeback and has soared to 16-12 now. 

But after jumping ahead to 15-9, the Chinese has snatched the momentum and has closed the gap to 11-15.

Sindhu's aggression is once more the talking point of the day. The Indian has raced to 14-8 now.

On resumption, Sindhu takes a point before the Chinese grabs one to stop the Sindhu charge. 

Sindhu keeps it going and has jumped to an 11-6 lead at the mid-game interval.

But the Indian once more gets a chance to extend her lead to 8-5.

Bingjiao refuses to go away and tries to exploit Sindhu's defense through some long rallies. The Chinese closes in on 5-6.

This is where the Olympic silver medallist makes her move and surges to 6-4.

And they both make it a hard-fought start to this contest as expected and are locked at 3-3.

At 19, Bingjiao has already proved that she is one of the best from the rising crop of Chinese players. She has come to this tournament after winning the Japan Open Superseries in September.

Welcome to Sportskeeda's liveblog of the Denmark Open first round. All eyes are on the sixth seed PV Sindhu as this is her first match since winning the historic silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Her opponent though is a tough one. He Bingjiao of China has already had 2 wins over the Indian this year and leads Sindhu 3-1 in their career head-to-head meetings. Can Sindhu get a win this time?