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BWF World Tour Finals 2019: PV Sindhu Vs Akane Yamaguchi live score, commentary, highlights and results for December 11th

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 11, 2019 21:17 IST

Yamaguchi def Sindhu 18-21, 21-18, 21-8 in the battle of the last two years' champions!

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21:17 (IST)11 DEC 2019

And that ends our live coverage today.

Do join us tomorrow for PV Sindhu's second match at the BWF World Tour Finals 2019.

Until then, goodbye!

21:16 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Sindhu made the perfect start but lost her way after Yamaguchi found her rhythm and confidence back.

Sindhu will look to get a win when she takes on Chen Yufei tomorrow.
 

21:13 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Final score: Yamaguchi def Sindhu 18-21, 21-18, 21-8 in the battle of the last two year's champions!

Match duration was 68 minutes.

21:12 (IST)11 DEC 2019

And Yamaguchi takes the third game 21-8, and with it, the match!

21:11 (IST)11 DEC 2019

The 10-point gulf between them continues!

It's 18-8 to the 2017 champion

21:09 (IST)11 DEC 2019

It continues to be one-way traffic as Yamaguchi races ahead to 16-6

21:07 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Sindhu looks to have lost her way.

Yamaguchi fully in control as she inches ahead to 14-4

21:05 (IST)11 DEC 2019

It's 11-3 to Yamaguchi after a strong show.

Can Sindhu turn this around?

21:02 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Sindhu managed to get two points but Yamaguchi still has a big lead of 7-2

20:59 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Everything is turning into gold for the Japanese.

Turning defence into attack, she leads 5-0

20:58 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Yamaguchi is now playing on her own terms. Extending the rallies and forcing Sindhu into errors.

It's 3-0 to the Japanese at the start of the third game.

20:55 (IST)11 DEC 2019

What resilience!

Yamaguchi looked down and out but still found the courage and belief to take the second game 21-18.

We are going three!

20:51 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Yamaguchi played snartly to keep Sindhu pinned at the backcourt.

It's 18-18

20:50 (IST)11 DEC 2019

What a point!

Sindhu outfoxed Yamaguchi by pushing the shuttle back at Akane at the net.

Sindhu 18-16 now

20:49 (IST)11 DEC 2019

This is a nail-biting affair now!

Sindhu holds a slight edge at 17-16

20:46 (IST)11 DEC 2019

This is suddenly a very different match!

Yamaguchi has shown great character and grit to come back and level this at 15-15

20:41 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Yamaguchi finds a clever smash to trail 10-13

20:40 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Sindhu's anticipation skills and her movement have been brilliant in this match.

It's a 12-9 lead for the defending champion

20:36 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Yamaguchi sends the shuttle long and it is 11-6 to Sindhu at the halftime break.

20:35 (IST)11 DEC 2019

The rallies are becoming more and more grinding but the energy from the two ladies on the court is something to admire!

It's 9-6 to Sindhu

20:32 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Yamaguchi raced out to a 4-2 lead in the second game but Sindhu has since wrested away the momentum to go up to 6-4

20:25 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Sindhu has converted her second game point and has pocketed the first game 21-18.

20:23 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Sindhu has stopped the comeback with a fine show of aggression and now has three game points!

20-17

20:21 (IST)11 DEC 2019

But there is a reason why Yamaguchi won this tournament in 2017.

She refuses to go away. She has closed the gap to 15-17

20:19 (IST)11 DEC 2019

The Sindhu juggernaut is rolling on!

Looking unstoppable, Sindhu bags four points in a dominant show to storm ahead to 17-11

20:16 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Yamaguchi is giving it all but the Indian is always one step ahead.

Sindhu up 13-11

20:14 (IST)11 DEC 2019

And it's an 11-8 advantage for Sindhu at the mid-game interval.

Beginning to look sharp!

20:11 (IST)11 DEC 2019

And Sindhu rises!

She jumps out to 9-7 with two quick points.

20:11 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Yamaguchi refuses to be on the backfoot. Sindhu took the lead but the Japanese has stormed back to make it 7-7

20:08 (IST)11 DEC 2019

And it continues to be a competitive game!

5-5

20:08 (IST)11 DEC 2019

And Sindhu is finally looking like the fighter she is!

With a barrage of attacking shots, she levels this at 4-4

20:05 (IST)11 DEC 2019

Good evening! The match has started!

Yamaguchi makes a fast start to build a 3-1 lead
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