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

Sindhu def Chen 21-12, 21-15 to enter the QFs
Updated: 26 April 2018 13:34 IST - Published: 26 April 2018 10:49 IST
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That was a pretty good performance from the Indian and will boost her confidence further.
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Final score: Sindhu def Chen 21-12, 21-15 to enter the QFs
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Sindhu has won!!!!!
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5 match points for Sindhu!

20-15
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2 more points for the Indian!!!!

Now 2 points away from the win!!!!

19-15
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A long rally ends in favour of Chen.

Chen trails 15-17
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And 17-14
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16-14 for the Indian now
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Sindhu is using her attack now to build on her lead!

15-12 for the Indian
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It's 13-11 now in favour of the Indian.
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One vital point for Sindhu as she leads 12-10
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Sindhu has a mini lead of 11-10 heading to the break.
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And it proceeds the same way!

9-9
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And it continues to be hard fought!

8-8
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It's soon 7-7, just as we all expected
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Suddenly Chen out in front!!!

7-5
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But Chen stages a fight back to make it 5-5
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She is in no mood to relent or make mistakes!

Sindhu 5-3
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Chen goes up to 2-1 but Sindhu soon adds 2 points to lead 3-2
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Bright start for Sindhu in Game 2

1-0
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Sindhu needs just one point to convert!

21-12 goes the first game to SIndhu 
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8 game points for the Indian!!!!


20-12
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Sindhu has gone up to 19-12 now
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It's 18-10 in favour of the Indian now
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Seven point advantage for Sindhu now!

17-10
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Sindhu looking very, very comfortable now as she thoroughly asserts her supremacy!

15-9
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Sindhu stops the comeback and adds a couple of points of her own

Sindhu leads 13-8
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Chen gets another couple of points as she keeps on blunting Sindhu's aggression.

Chen 7-11
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Chen gets a point on resumption, still trails 5-11
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Sindhu has a massive lead of 11-4 going into the midgame interval
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Sindhu doesn't let Chen build any momentum after that and quickly races ahead to 9-3
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Chen is finally on the board at 1-6
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It's 5-0 to Sindhu
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What a start!
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It's 4-0 for the Indian
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And we are off!

Sindhu opens up a 2-0 lead
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Good afternoon! The players are on court now and they are warming up
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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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