Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017, Semi-finals: PV Sindhu vs Chen Yufei, Live Badminton Score and Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 16, 2017 21:47 IST

Sindhu def Chen, 21-15, 21-18 to enter the final


21:47 (IST)16 DEC 2017

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Goodbye and goodnight!

21:46 (IST)16 DEC 2017

And what a Sunday awaits Indian badminton! It is only apt that we bid farewell to the 2017 Superseries season with an Indian in the final after what has been the best year for Indian badminton in a long, long time!

21:44 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu will face World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi in her bid to win her first crown at the season finale! Sindhu made short work of the Japanese in their group face-off.

21:41 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Final score: Sindhu def Chen, 21-15, 21-18 in 59 minutes to enter the final

21:40 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu was beginning to look pretty tired towards the end but Chen made it easier for her. This will be her first final at the World Superseries Finals!

21:44 (IST)16 DEC 2017

And Chen returns wide! Crowd erupts!!!!!!

Sindhu wins!!!!!!

21:43 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Match points to SIndhu after Chen hits the net!


21:42 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu is tired!

An easy point to the Chinese!


21:42 (IST)16 DEC 2017

And Sindhu is bent double after a never-ending rally. She paid the price for not attacking.

Sindhu now at 19-17

21:40 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Chen looks to have lost the plot.

Sindhu up to 19-16

21:39 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Tight spinning net shot from Sindhu. Chen touches the net.

Sindhu up to 18-16 now

21:39 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu gets yellow card for misconduct. The Umpire asked her twice to return to the court but she didn't.

21:38 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Now Chen challenges! And she indeed did put the shuttle out!


21:37 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu paid the price for not going all out. Gopichand shouting instructions.

Now 15-16

21:36 (IST)16 DEC 2017

What a rally! And what stupendous anticipation from Chen!


21:35 (IST)16 DEC 2017

15-14 now for the Indian

This is becoming too exciting!

21:34 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Another challenge from the Indian!

Again loses it and now no challenge left for the Indian!

21:33 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Shuttle apparently goes long from Sindhu and she challenges!

Loses the challenge. It was out!


21:32 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Great follow up from Sindhu right into Chen's body!


21:32 (IST)16 DEC 2017

What a backhand volley from Sindhu! This time Chen returns but puts it wide!

The Indian up 14-11

21:31 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Another point goes in favour of the Chinese!


21:30 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Wow! Chen puts the shuttle right on the sideline!

Trails 10-13

21:30 (IST)16 DEC 2017

13-9 to the Indian

21:29 (IST)16 DEC 2017

From kids to the elderly....everybody cheering loudly for Sindhu and she is delivering!

Up 12-9

21:22 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Lead is cut down to 11-9 on resumption

21:26 (IST)16 DEC 2017

And Sindhu forces Chen to go wide!

She goes into the interval with an 11-8 lead

21:25 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Chen makes it 8-10

21:25 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Just a clip of the racquet head for a great crosscourt slice shot from Sindhu.

Gopichand too approves.


21:24 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Another great shot from Chen in the open court.

Trails 7-9

21:23 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Fabulous lob from Chen that lands bang on the line!

21:23 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu fails to pick up a net shot


21:22 (IST)16 DEC 2017

The Indian has hit the accelerator button here


21:21 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Look at that!

Just a surprise attack on Chen's forehand!

Sindhu up to 8-4

21:20 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Chen gets a point here.


21:20 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu's backhand has improved so much these days that she can actually use it as a weapon now.

21:19 (IST)16 DEC 2017

What a brilliant, brilliant backhand volley from Sindhu!!!!!


21:18 (IST)16 DEC 2017

And Chen falls apart here.

A fired-up Sindhu up to 6-3

21:18 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Aah! A rare error in crosscourt clear from Chen.

Sindhu up 5-3

21:17 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu is focussing now on the angle and placement to outfox Chen

21:16 (IST)16 DEC 2017

And the Indian up to 4-3

21:16 (IST)16 DEC 2017

But Sindhu responds, as expected.


21:15 (IST)16 DEC 2017


The sudden change in direction in Chen's crosscourt shots is so beautiful to watch.

21:14 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu making Chen scramble all over the court now.


21:08 (IST)16 DEC 2017

It's 1-1 quickly

21:07 (IST)16 DEC 2017


No change in momentum. Sindhu opens up a 1-0 lead

21:10 (IST)16 DEC 2017

What a drop from Sindhu!

Made it look very easy in the last few points.

Takes the opener, 21-15

21:09 (IST)16 DEC 2017

And Chen goes long. Crowd goes wild!

Sindhu up 20-15

21:09 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Chen's amazing defence gifts her a point.

Trails 15-19

21:08 (IST)16 DEC 2017

Sindhu, aggressive as ever, has raced to 19-14 now.

Sheer brilliance in the forecourt!

21:07 (IST)16 DEC 2017

In the meantime, a mini battle going on between the Umpire and Sindhu. The Umpire keeps on denying Sindhu a change of shuttle.

Perhaps that is what fired her up!
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