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India Open 2018, Second Round: PV Sindhu vs Linda Zetchiri, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 01, 2018 19:51 IST

Sindhu wins 21-10, 21-14

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19:51 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Zetchiri gave some resistance in the second game but Sindhu just raised her level at the right time.

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19:48 (IST)1 FEB 2018

That was Sindhu's SEVENTH WIN ON THE TROT AT THIS TOURNAMENT!!!

19:47 (IST)1 FEB 2018

And SINDHU HAS DONE IT!

21-10, 21-14

She is through to the quarter-finals!

19:46 (IST)1 FEB 2018

With FOUR POINTS ON THE TROT, SINDHU HAS NOW REACHED MATCH POINTS!!


20-14

19:44 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Sindhu has now gone up to 16-14

19:43 (IST)1 FEB 2018

And Sindhu is BACK IN FRONT!

14-13

19:41 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Sindhu is on the comeback trail!

She has increased the pace and is playing more at the net....grabbed a couple of points to trail 9-11

19:39 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Zetchiri leads 11-7 at the mid-game break.

19:38 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Zetchiri continues to attack the Sindhu backhand and is getting rewarded.

She leads 10-7

19:36 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Sindhu miscues a couple of smashes and now trails 6-8

19:35 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Zetchiri showing a lot more aggression here and she makes it even at 6-6

19:34 (IST)1 FEB 2018

The champion in Sindhu wakes up and she rushes to the net and grabs two points.

6-4

19:32 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Some resolute defence and great show at the net by the Bulgarian to wrest away the momentum.

She leads 4-2

19:30 (IST)1 FEB 2018

SECOND GAME

Sindhu starts the second game pretty much how she finished the first.

2-1

19:28 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Sindhu wraps up the opening game 21-10.

Too powerful for the Bulgarian!

19:26 (IST)1 FEB 2018

19-8 to the India No. 1

19:25 (IST)1 FEB 2018

And now a huge crosscourt smash!

18-6

Zetchiri is a mere spectator!

19:24 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Sindhu is pretty much unstoppable...playing her brutal attacking game.

17-5 

19:23 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Flurry of smashes from Sindhu already in this game!

13-5 she leads

19:21 (IST)1 FEB 2018

As Zetchiri sends the shuttle wide, Sindhu goes up to 11-5 at the mid-game interval.

19:20 (IST)1 FEB 2018

And the defending champion has surged to 10-5

19:19 (IST)1 FEB 2018

This time Sindhu targets Zetchiri's forehand for her down-the-line smash.

She has already distanced herself from her opponent.

Up 8-5

19:17 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Once more Sindhu produces a fiery down-the-line winning smash

6-4

19:16 (IST)1 FEB 2018

And she is up 4-2

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Both are moving very well on the court. Sindhu comes up with a down-the-line winner.

3-2

19:14 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Competitive start to the match.

2-2

19:14 (IST)1 FEB 2018

And we are quickly 1-1

19:13 (IST)1 FEB 2018

First point to the Bulgarian

19:11 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Zetchiri to serve first.

19:11 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Good evening! The players are on the court now.

14:51 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Good afternoon and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the 2018 India Open second round. Top seed PV Sindhu is aiming for a quarter-final berth. A win today will extend the defending champion's winning streak to seven matches. In her quest to do so, she faces the 40th ranked Linda Zetchiri of Bulgaria.

This is the first meeting between the two.

Zetchiri beat India's Vaidehi Choudhari 21-19, 21-15 in the first round while the World No. 3 Sindhu was highly aggressive and sharp in her opener yesterday and thrashed Natalia Koch Rohde 21-10, 21-13.

Sindhu lost in the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Masters last week in straight games and would be highly motivated to win the title at home this week. Considering that and her first round form, she should be expected to breeze through her second round match.
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