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Badminton Asia Championships 2018, Women's Singles, 2nd Round: PV Sindhu vs Chen Xiaoxin, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 26, 2018 13:34 IST

Sindhu def Chen 21-12, 21-15 to enter the QFs

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13:34 (IST)26 APR 2018

That was a pretty good performance from the Indian and will boost her confidence further.

13:34 (IST)26 APR 2018

Final score: Sindhu def Chen 21-12, 21-15 to enter the QFs

13:33 (IST)26 APR 2018

Sindhu has won!!!!!

13:32 (IST)26 APR 2018

5 match points for Sindhu!

20-15

13:32 (IST)26 APR 2018

2 more points for the Indian!!!!

Now 2 points away from the win!!!!

19-15

13:30 (IST)26 APR 2018

A long rally ends in favour of Chen.

Chen trails 15-17

13:29 (IST)26 APR 2018

And 17-14

13:28 (IST)26 APR 2018

16-14 for the Indian now

13:26 (IST)26 APR 2018

Sindhu is using her attack now to build on her lead!

15-12 for the Indian

13:24 (IST)26 APR 2018

It's 13-11 now in favour of the Indian.

13:23 (IST)26 APR 2018

One vital point for Sindhu as she leads 12-10

13:21 (IST)26 APR 2018

Sindhu has a mini lead of 11-10 heading to the break.

13:19 (IST)26 APR 2018

And it proceeds the same way!

9-9

13:18 (IST)26 APR 2018

And it continues to be hard fought!

8-8

13:17 (IST)26 APR 2018

It's soon 7-7, just as we all expected

13:15 (IST)26 APR 2018

Suddenly Chen out in front!!!

7-5

13:14 (IST)26 APR 2018

But Chen stages a fight back to make it 5-5

13:13 (IST)26 APR 2018

She is in no mood to relent or make mistakes!

Sindhu 5-3

13:12 (IST)26 APR 2018

Chen goes up to 2-1 but Sindhu soon adds 2 points to lead 3-2

13:11 (IST)26 APR 2018

Bright start for Sindhu in Game 2

1-0

13:08 (IST)26 APR 2018

Sindhu needs just one point to convert!

21-12 goes the first game to SIndhu 

13:06 (IST)26 APR 2018

8 game points for the Indian!!!!


20-12

13:05 (IST)26 APR 2018

Sindhu has gone up to 19-12 now

13:04 (IST)26 APR 2018

It's 18-10 in favour of the Indian now

13:03 (IST)26 APR 2018

Seven point advantage for Sindhu now!

17-10

13:02 (IST)26 APR 2018

Sindhu looking very, very comfortable now as she thoroughly asserts her supremacy!

15-9

13:00 (IST)26 APR 2018

Sindhu stops the comeback and adds a couple of points of her own

Sindhu leads 13-8

12:59 (IST)26 APR 2018

Chen gets another couple of points as she keeps on blunting Sindhu's aggression.

Chen 7-11

12:58 (IST)26 APR 2018

Chen gets a point on resumption, still trails 5-11

12:56 (IST)26 APR 2018

Sindhu has a massive lead of 11-4 going into the midgame interval

12:54 (IST)26 APR 2018

Sindhu doesn't let Chen build any momentum after that and quickly races ahead to 9-3

12:53 (IST)26 APR 2018

Chen is finally on the board at 1-6

12:51 (IST)26 APR 2018

It's 5-0 to Sindhu

12:51 (IST)26 APR 2018

What a start!

12:50 (IST)26 APR 2018

It's 4-0 for the Indian

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And we are off!

Sindhu opens up a 2-0 lead

12:48 (IST)26 APR 2018

Good afternoon! The players are on court now and they are warming up

10:50 (IST)26 APR 2018

The 38th edition of the Asia Badminton Championships is currently underway in China. The tournament, which is taking place at the Wuhan Sports Centre Gymnasium, will pay out a total prize money of 350,000 dollars and will award the participants with valuable points for their respective BWF rankings.

Third-seed PV Sindhu will take on China's Chen Xiaoxin in the second round match. The winner of this match will face either Sung J-H of Korea or B. Ongbumrungpan of Thailand in the quarterfinals. Sindhu is the favorite to win her bracket and will be looking to advance to the following rounds.

Sindhu defeated Chinese Taipei's Pai Y-p in the previous round with a score of 21-14, 21-19. On the other hand, Chen got the better of Vietnamese Nguyen by a score of 21-13, 21-9.

Both the shuttlers will be eager to move on to the next round. Sindhu will have to come up with a big performance to outclass Chen, who will have the home crowd on her side.
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