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Fed Cup 2018: India vs China, Live Match Updates

China beat India 2-1.
Updated: 07 February 2018 15:57 IST - Published: 07 February 2018 02:37 IST
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With this, we come to the end of our coverage of the Fed Cup match between India and China. But do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more updates from around the world of sports.

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As Wang and Yang win the third and deciding rubber, they have now secured a 2-1 win for China.
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But it's too little too late! Yang and Wang secure a victory for themselves, and for China, as they clinch the tie break of the second set 7-1. 

With this, the Chinese duo notch up a 6-2, 7-6 victory in the tie.
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Raina/Thombare manage to get one point back. 6-1!

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6-0! Match Point, China!
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Its a completely dominant display in the tie break. Wang/Yang are now 5-0 up!
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Yet another point, and Wang/Yang inch closer to the win. 4-0!
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And they get two quick points to race into a 3-0 lead! Things look bleak for the Indian duo!
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Yang/Wang get the first point. 1-0!
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But the Chinese pair is not ready to give up! They break stright back, to level the scores at 6-6.

Its the dreaded tie-breaker, now!
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It has been a thoroughly exciting set so far, and Raina/Tombare have managed to go a break up at a very crucial stage! Now, its just a matter of them holding serve, to clinch the set.

Raina/Thombare lead 6-5!
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Thombare closes off Raina's service game with a fine volley off the net, as the Indians draw level.

The score is tied at 4-4!
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Wang and Yang seem to have gained their nerves back, as they hold their serve.

Wang/Yang lead 4-3!
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But the Indians have broken back! The scores are now level at 3-3!
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A closely-contested game here, but the Chinese pair have been able to get yet another break against their Indian counterparts. Ankita Rania and Prarthana Thombare need to break back as quickly as possible, if they want to say in the match.

Wang/Yang lead 3-2!
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And both the sides hold their respective serves yet again, to keep the scores level. This is turning out to be a fierce encounter!

Score's level at 2-2!
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But Wang and Yang strike back, as they hold their serve with relative ease.

The score's level at 1-1!
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We're all set for the second set, as Ankita Raina gets the proceedings underway with a double fault.

However, Raina came back with good serves, and managed to win the first service game of the set.

Raina/Thombare lead 1-0!
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Big win for Wang and Yang in the first set, here! They have completely dominated the proceedings, and have managed to clinch this set 6-2, with two breaks of serve.

Wang/Tang win 1st set 6-2!
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The Chinese duo has shown excellent tactical net-play here, and have managed to break yet again.

They now lead 5-2!
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Yand and Wang hold serve again. They are inching closer towards clinching the first set!

Yang/Wang lead 4-2!
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Raina and Thombare hold serve yet again and narrow down the gap between them and their Chinese counterparts.

Wang/Yang lead 3-2!
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Both the teams hold their respective serves, and the score now stands at 3-1. Thombare and Raina need to get a break quickly, if they want to make a comeback in this set.

Wang/Yang lead 3-1!
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Wang/Yang maintain their lead as they hold their serve.

The Chinese pair leads 2-0 in the first set.
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Wang/Yang have already take the early break, and are in a 1-0 lead.
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We apologise for the delay. We've been facing some technical issues here.
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And we're back for the doubles match!

Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombare take on Yafan Wang and Zhaoxuan Yang in the decider.
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Doubles will start in some time.
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Next up is the doubles match. It will decide the winner of this tie.


Raina will team up with Prarthana Thombare and will face Yafan Wang and Zhaoxuan Yang.

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Raina defeated a player ranked 133 spots above her in the world rankings. This was her first win over Zhu after three tough losses in 3 sets.
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India and China are now tied at 1-1 in the overall tie score
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Masterful display by the Indian No. 1 over the China No. 1
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Zhu dumps a backhand into the net.

And Raina WINS!!!!!

6-3, 6-2
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Zhu sends a first serve return long.

Match points to Ankita
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Raina is urging herself on after every point.

Playing very relaxed. 

30-0
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Ankita will now serve for the match at 5-2 after Zhu comfortably held her serve.
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A huge scream from Raina as she holds to 15.

It's a 5-1 lead for the Indian
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This has been such a controlled display from Raina....not going for too much... Playing percentage tennis and getting the rewards.
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And Zhu sends the ball into the tramlines!!

The Indian gets the BREAK and leads 4-1
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Yet another backhand return gives her a second break point after Zhu made a deuce
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A backhand at Zhu's feet gives Raina yet another break point.
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Zhu gets her first BREAK of the match.

She now trails 1-3


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Zhu started returning early with a lot of pace and depth and that put pressure on the Raina serve.
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And Zhu double faults to concede the break to Raina.

Ankita leads 3-0 with two breaks of serve.
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Zhu sends a backhand into the net and it is another break point to Raina
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Raina has been successful at making Zhu collapse into a heap of errors.
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This has been a fantastic display from Raina.

Anticipating well, moving well...ticking all the right boxes.

She holds her serve and leads 2-0
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And Raina BREAKS!!!!!


1-0 to Raina in Set 2
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Raina makes her intentions clear. She wants a break here.

She rushes to the net and carves out a break point.
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Advantage to India.

Can she finish the job in two?