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French Open 2018 | PV Sindhu vs Beiwen Zhang | Badminton Live Score, Commentary & Results

Sindhu def Zhang 21-17, 21-8 to enter R2.
Updated: 23 October 2018 21:03 IST - Published: 23 October 2018 16:02 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage of the French Open badminton first round for today.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates from Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth's first round matches.

Goodnight!
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This is Sindhu's first win over Zhang after two consecutive losses.

Sindhu lost to Zhang last week at the Denmark Open in the first round.


One week later, she finally does things right!
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Zhang can't do any more damage as Sindhu wraps up the win!

It's a 21-17, 21-8 win for PV Sindhu. She is through to Round 2.

Sindhu needed 34 minutes for the win!
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12 match points for Sindhu!!!!
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Two points away from the win now!

Sindhu 19-8
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Sindhu is up 18-8 now
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Looks like she has finally solved the Zhang puzzle!
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It's a ten-point gap between the two now.

Up 17-7 now
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Sindhu hasn't let go of her momentum.

Up 15-7 now
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But Sindhu stops her right there and extends her lead to 13-6
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Zhang takes a couple of points on resumption.

Trails 6-11
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It's 11-4 to Sindhu at the midgame interval.
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Sindhu has entered into a zone where points are coming thick and fast for her.

Up 9-3
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And it is 8-3
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Two more attacking points for the Indian!

She is up 7-3
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It's 5-3 to Sindhu now
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It's hard to choose between the two at the moment.

3-3
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A long rally goes to Zhang but Sindhu soon makes it 2-2
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It's 1-1 in the early stages
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How will the second game pan out?
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Sindhu bags the first game 21-17.
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Zhang gets one point but Sindhu now has three game points.

Up 20-17
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Sindhu hasn't conceded the lead after that.

She is up 19-16
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The lead keeps changing hands. It is tough to predict who will win this game.

Sindhu up 17-16
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And once again, the feisty American comes back and makes this 15-15
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Once again, a couple of quick points for Sindhu to stretch the lead to 14-12
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It's become extremely competitive once more.

It's 12-12
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Zhang takes 5 points on the trot to go up to 11-10 at the midgame interval.
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And Zhang draws level again!

10-10
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Zhang is prolonging the rallies and trying to blunt Sindhu's attack.

Reduces the deficit to two points.

Trails 8-10
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It's 10-6 for Sindhu now
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Slowly and steadily, Sindhu is getting control of the proceedings.

Up 9-5
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And Sindhu adds another vital point to increase the gap!

Leads 7-4
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Sindhu separates herself and goes up to 6-4.

Can she hold on to the lead?
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And it continues to be even.

4-4
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Sindhu gets two quick points through her attacking play.

Levels this at 3-3
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And the match has started!

Zhang has established early control and has raced ahead to 3-1.
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Sindhu and Zhang are on court. The match is about to start.

Can Sindhu avenge last week's defeat?

Let's find out.