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Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017, Final: PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi, Live Badminton Score and Updates

Yamaguchi def Sindhu, 15-21, 21-12, 21-19 to win the title
Updated: 17 December 2017 17:23 IST - Published: 17 December 2017 15:33 IST
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And with that, an incredible season of Indian badminton comes to an end. Regardless of the loss in the last match, it has been a season to remember. Here's looking forward to more fireworks from the Indian shuttlers in the upcoming season.

With that hope, we wrap up our live coverage. Thanks for staying with us. 

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Goodbye!
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Sindhu lost her sharpness towards the end due to the fatigue. But what an effort! What a fightback! What a display from both ladies! What grit and determination from Akane Yamaguchi to weather the Sindhu storm in the initial stages and hold her nerves even in the late stages to take the win.
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That was yet another heartbreak for Sindhu after going so, so close! The Rio Olympics, the World Championships and now this. Hopefully her day will come one day!
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Final score: Yamaguchi def Sindhu, 15-21, 21-12, 21-19 to win the title
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And Akane gets it done!
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Error at the net at a crucial juncture.

Akane 20-19
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Constant forecourt attack from Sindhu forces Akane into error.

19-19
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Loose serve from Sindhu

18-19
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And precision under pressure from Sindhu!


Super crosscourt winner from the Indian!

18-18
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Sudden injection of pace from both players but Sindhu misses the line.

17-18
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Gopichand shouts as Akane is blocked by the net.

17-17
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Slice of luck for Sindhu as the shuttle catches the edge of the line.


16-17
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Akane keeps on attacking the forecourt. Sindhu is slow and pays the price!


Akane 17-15
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Sindhu went for quick change of direction but missed it


15-16
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What a smash from Sindhu!


15-15
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And errors continue to come from Sindhu!



14-15
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Sindhu returns the favour!


14-14
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Point of the match!



Akane lies down on the court!!!!!


Sindhu bends over!!!



Sindhu up 14-13
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It's 13-13 after Sindhu loses a gruelling rally.

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This time Akane finishes at the net

Sindhu up 13-12
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Sindhu pushes the shuttle to Akane's backhand and forces her to err.

13-11
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But she undoes the good work with a horrendous error.


12-11
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An animated Gopichand shouting instructions.

And Sindhu responds with a brutal attack.

12-10
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Two points go to Akane on resumption.

The Japanese has managed to impose her defensive game.
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A lot more intensity in Sindhu's shots.


She leads 11-8 going into the interval
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Great challenge from Akane for a shot that lands right on the sideline.

Trails 8-10
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A fired up Sindhu gets the better of Yamaguchi at the net.


10-7
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And another one into the tramlines from Yamaguchi.

Could be costly error from her.

Akane trails 7-9
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Superb crosscourt drop from Sindhu


8-6
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Terrible error from Yamaguchi. It is evident she is tired too.


Sindhu 7-6
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All level at 6-6
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This time Yamaguchi sends the shuttle into the tramlines.

Sindhu up 6-5
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Brilliant from Akane as she pins Sindhu on her forehand side and finishes with a smash on the backhand side
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Body smash from Akane.

4-5
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5-3 after stunning net shot from the Indian!


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Pusarla throwing in a few errors now.

Lead had been cut down to 1 point.

4-3
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The rallies just keep on getting longer and longer now.

4-1 to the Indian
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What a rally! And Sindhu ends up winning it!

Looking reinvigorated now. 

3-0
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It's 2-0 to the Indian now.

Spark of life from Sindhu!
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THIRD GAME

1-0 to Sindhu
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And Yamaguchi bags the second game, 21-12
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Akane has now gone up to 20-12
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Sindhu is looking absolutely fatigued and slow on the feet.
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Sindhu gets a much needed down the line winner. But makes a service error right after that.

12-17
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15-11 to the Japanese
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Great deception from Yamaguchi.


14-11
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Sindhu lacking sharpness. Another one goes wide.

Gopichand trying to pump her up.

10-13
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And Akane makes an error, going for placement.

It's 12-10 to the Japanese
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Service error from  Sindhu, who is looking very tired.

It's 11-9 to Yamaguchi going into the interval.
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And Sindhu dominates the forecourt for a point.

9-10