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Fuzhou China Open 2018 Badminton Live: PV Sindhu vs Evgeniya Kosetskaya Live score & Updates | 6th November 2018

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 06, 2018 12:58 IST

Sindhu def Kosetskaya 21-13, 21-19 in 29 minutes to enter Round 2

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12:58 (IST)6 NOV 2018

And that brings us to the end of our live coverage for this match. Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of Kidambi Srikanth's first round match at the Fuzhou China Open 2018.

Goodbye!

12:56 (IST)6 NOV 2018

That wasn't a very smooth performance by Sindhu. She had to overcome a few hiccups and a very determined fightback from her opponent. But finishing in straight games will do her a world of good.

Let's hope the win will boost her confidence for the next round.

12:52 (IST)6 NOV 2018

The third seeded Sindhu, who is a former champion at this tournament, next meets World No. 26 Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand for a place in the quarter-finals.

12:49 (IST)6 NOV 2018

Final score: Sindhu def Kosetskaya 21-13, 21-19 in 29 minutes to enter Round 2

12:48 (IST)6 NOV 2018

And Sindhu finishes the job on her very first match point!!!!!

Sindhu is through to the second round!

12:47 (IST)6 NOV 2018

MATCH POINT FOR SINDHU!!!!!!

20-19

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And again the resilient Kosetskaya FIGHTS BACK AND LEVELS THE SCORE AT 19-19

12:46 (IST)6 NOV 2018

Sindhu adds a couple more points but the Russian adds two points of her own

Sindhu up 19-17

12:45 (IST)6 NOV 2018

But a determined Sindhu stamps her class by going up to 17-15

12:45 (IST)6 NOV 2018

This is superb fightback from Kosetskaya!

She makes it 15-15

12:44 (IST)6 NOV 2018

Sindhu now leads 15-12 after the break

12:42 (IST)6 NOV 2018

Kosetskaya once more gives a fightback and makes Sindhu work hard for the points!

Sindhu is up 11-10 going into the mid-game interval.

12:40 (IST)6 NOV 2018

Sindhu keeps steadily adding points to her kitty and goes up to 7-5.

12:39 (IST)6 NOV 2018

The Russian is fighting back here!

Sindhu barely leads 3-2

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In Game 2, Sindhu opens up a 2-0 lead

12:38 (IST)6 NOV 2018

And Sindhu completes the job in Game 1.

She takes the first game 21-13

12:37 (IST)6 NOV 2018

Sindhu adds three quick points to lead 19-12

Two points away from taking the game!

12:36 (IST)6 NOV 2018

16-12 to Sindhu now

12:35 (IST)6 NOV 2018

It's 14-11 to Sindhu after the break. The Russian tried a mini comeback but Sindhu has managed to stay ahead so far

12:32 (IST)6 NOV 2018

This time Sindhu comes storming back and takes SIX POINTS IN A ROW TO GO UP TO 11-7 AT THE MID-GAME INTERVAL.

12:31 (IST)6 NOV 2018

Kosetskaya again inches ahead to 7-5

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Sindhu quickly levels this at 5-5

12:30 (IST)6 NOV 2018

The Russian is looking more confident here and she takes two points on the trot to go up to 5-3

12:29 (IST)6 NOV 2018

It is very competitive in the early stages.

They are tied at 3-3

12:29 (IST)6 NOV 2018

And the match has just started!
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