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Asian Games 2018, Tennis, Women's Singles Semifinal, Day 5: Ankita Raina vs Zhang Shuai, Live Score, Latest Updates & Results

Final score: Z.Shuai bt A.Raina; 6-4; 7(8)-6(6)
Updated: 23 August 2018 12:18 IST - Published: 23 August 2018 07:55 IST
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Ankita Raina makes an effort till the last but it's China's Zhang Shuai who wins the match in straight sets. 
Final score: Z.Shuai bt A.Raina; 6-4; 7(8)-6(6)
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What a comeback!!

Strong nerves from the Indian to pull the match back from 3-6 to 6-6!
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Shuai takes a comfortable 3 point lead to make it 5-2
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3-1, the Chinese in lead
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Shuai gets the first point.
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It's all come down to the tie-breaker!
Set score: 6-6!
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Ankita with a crucial break to make it 6-5 as she lines up to serve for the set. 
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The Chinese makes it 5-5 with a dominant strokeplay.
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5-4, Ankita in the lead as she lines up to serve for the set. 
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Ankita edge closer to securing the game as she has a healthy lead against Shuai's serve.
Game score!
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Zhang Shuai lose only one point on the way to securing her fourth game. It's back to even-stevens with the scoreline reading 4-4 in Set 2. 
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4-3 to the Indian. Ankita Raina wins three games on the trot. Some impeccable display of tennis from the young lady!!
Come on guys make your loudest cheer! Indiaaaaa.... Indiaaaa..!
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Comeback!
Ankita gets into the zone as the Chinese remains stunned to break her serve and make it 3-3!
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No surprises as Ankita hold her service. 
Score: 2-3
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Game score so far!
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Zhang Shuai looking adamant to not let her guard down; strong service game from the Chinese to make it 3-1. 
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The Indian reduces the deficit with the scoreline reading 1-2. 
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Ankita, face little challenge but makes no error as she lands on game point. 
Score: 40-30
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The Chinese looks on a roll as she secures the second game with comfortable ease, and holds on to her service. Score: 2-0, Shuai lead
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An unsettling result but it's Ankita who takes the first hit in the second set as the Chinese put in a fine comeback to register an early break.
Score: 0-1
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Deuce!
The Chinese has pulled it back to 40-40
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Ankita facing tough challenge but manages to take advantage in the first game of set 2. 
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Time for Set 2!
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First Set over!
A strong effort but Ankita fails to hold on till the end, succumbing the first set 4-6. 

The Indian made a promising start and will need to be more clinical. Come on girl, let's get this!
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Advantage to the Chinese!
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Deuce!
A strong comeback from the Chinese to make it 40-40!
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Back to back breaks!
Ankita leading 40-15 and has a chance to give herself a lifeline. Come on get in the zone!
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Poor luck for the Indian as Zhang Shuai makes no error to hold on to her service; edges closer to the first set. Score: 5-4
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Close battle as Ankita pulls the ninth game to deuce. Can she script a break and take the lead?
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What drama!
It's a second break for the Chinese; clinical strokeplay to level scores at 4-4.  
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And the Indian with a sublime display to break the Chinese for the second time in the first set.
Set score: 4-3
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Three break points to Ankita!
Game score!
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Service break!!
Zhang Shuai returns the favour to Ankita, breaking her serve to level scores at 3-3 in the first set. 
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The Chinese display strong nerves to secure the game and keep herself in hunt.
Set score: 3-2; Ankita leads
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It's building up to be a closely knitted encounter with the scoreline reading 30-30 in game 5. Can the Indian script another comeback?
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A blistering cross-court forehand from Ankita as she secures her third game.
Score: 3-1
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Service break!!
And the Indian has secured a break early into the match; leads 2-0.
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The Chinese facing a tough contest as Ankita pulls the second game to deuce and has a chance at breaking her opponent's serve. 
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A strong serving game from the Indian as she goes up 1-0 in the first set. 
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And we are live with the action as Ankita starts off the proceedings.
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Stay tuned as the game will be underway shortly!
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Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's coverage of the Asian Games! Next up, India's Ankita Raina will lock horns with Zhang Shuai in the Women's singles semifinal match. 
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The 2018 Asian Games are underway as a strong Indian contingent contest in over forty sports in Jakarta & Palembang.

The 4th day of the multi-sporting extravaganza was excellent for India. Rahi Sarnobat won another gold in shooting by bagging the top spot in the Women's 25m Pistol event. The shooter from Kolhapur has created history by becoming India's first female shooter to win Gold in an individual event at Asiad. India also bagged 4 medals in Wushu on Day 4, taking their medal tally to 15.

Elsewhere, two medals were confirmed in tennis -- Ankita Raina confirmed her medal after defeating Chong Euduce Wong of Hong Kong 6-4, 6-1 to enter the top 4 in women's singles while the Men's duo of Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan also won their quarterfinal encounter 6-3, 5-7, 10-1 and entered the semis, thereby confirming a medal. They will be in action in their respective matches today!

Tennis action continues on DAY 5!

Following is the schedule for Indians in Tennis:

Women's Singles, Semifinal - Ankita Raina (8:30 am onwards)

Mixed Doubles, Quarterfinal - Ankita Raina/Rohan Bopanna

Men's Doubles, Semifinal - Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan (10:00 am)
 
Men's Singles, Quarterfinal - Prajnesh Guneswaran (11:00 am)

ALL TIMINGS ARE TENTATIVE*