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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 23, 2018 21:03 IST

Sindhu def Zhang 21-17, 21-8 to enter R2.


21:03 (IST)23 OCT 2018

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.


21:02 (IST)23 OCT 2018

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!

21:00 (IST)23 OCT 2018

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!

20:59 (IST)23 OCT 2018

12 match points for Sindhu!!!!

20:59 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Two points away from the win now!

Sindhu 19-8

20:58 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Sindhu is up 18-8 now

20:58 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Looks like she has finally solved the Zhang puzzle!

20:57 (IST)23 OCT 2018

It's a ten-point gap between the two now.

Up 17-7 now

20:57 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Sindhu hasn't let go of her momentum.

Up 15-7 now

20:55 (IST)23 OCT 2018

But Sindhu stops her right there and extends her lead to 13-6

20:55 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Zhang takes a couple of points on resumption.

Trails 6-11

20:53 (IST)23 OCT 2018

It's 11-4 to Sindhu at the midgame interval.

20:52 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Sindhu has entered into a zone where points are coming thick and fast for her.

Up 9-3

20:51 (IST)23 OCT 2018

And it is 8-3

20:51 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Two more attacking points for the Indian!

She is up 7-3

20:50 (IST)23 OCT 2018

It's 5-3 to Sindhu now

20:49 (IST)23 OCT 2018

It's hard to choose between the two at the moment.


20:47 (IST)23 OCT 2018

A long rally goes to Zhang but Sindhu soon makes it 2-2

20:46 (IST)23 OCT 2018

It's 1-1 in the early stages

20:46 (IST)23 OCT 2018

How will the second game pan out?

20:43 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Sindhu bags the first game 21-17.

20:42 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Zhang gets one point but Sindhu now has three game points.

Up 20-17

20:42 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Sindhu hasn't conceded the lead after that.

She is up 19-16

20:40 (IST)23 OCT 2018

The lead keeps changing hands. It is tough to predict who will win this game.

Sindhu up 17-16

20:40 (IST)23 OCT 2018

And once again, the feisty American comes back and makes this 15-15

20:37 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Once again, a couple of quick points for Sindhu to stretch the lead to 14-12

20:36 (IST)23 OCT 2018

It's become extremely competitive once more.

It's 12-12

20:34 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Zhang takes 5 points on the trot to go up to 11-10 at the midgame interval.

20:34 (IST)23 OCT 2018

And Zhang draws level again!


20:33 (IST)23 OCT 2018

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

Reduces the deficit to two points.

Trails 8-10

20:32 (IST)23 OCT 2018

It's 10-6 for Sindhu now

20:31 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Slowly and steadily, Sindhu is getting control of the proceedings.

Up 9-5

20:30 (IST)23 OCT 2018

And Sindhu adds another vital point to increase the gap!

Leads 7-4

20:29 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Sindhu separates herself and goes up to 6-4.

Can she hold on to the lead?

20:28 (IST)23 OCT 2018

And it continues to be even.


20:27 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Sindhu gets two quick points through her attacking play.

Levels this at 3-3

20:27 (IST)23 OCT 2018

And the match has started!

Zhang has established early control and has raced ahead to 3-1.

20:24 (IST)23 OCT 2018

Sindhu and Zhang are on court. The match is about to start.

Can Sindhu avenge last week's defeat?

Let's find out.
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