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

Sindhu wins 21-10, 21-14
Updated: 01 February 2018 19:51 IST - Published: 01 February 2018 14:47 IST
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Zetchiri gave some resistance in the second game but Sindhu just raised her level at the right time.

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That was Sindhu's SEVENTH WIN ON THE TROT AT THIS TOURNAMENT!!!
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And SINDHU HAS DONE IT!

21-10, 21-14

She is through to the quarter-finals!
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With FOUR POINTS ON THE TROT, SINDHU HAS NOW REACHED MATCH POINTS!!


20-14
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Sindhu has now gone up to 16-14
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And Sindhu is BACK IN FRONT!

14-13
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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
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Zetchiri leads 11-7 at the mid-game break.
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Zetchiri continues to attack the Sindhu backhand and is getting rewarded.

She leads 10-7
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Sindhu miscues a couple of smashes and now trails 6-8
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Zetchiri showing a lot more aggression here and she makes it even at 6-6
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The champion in Sindhu wakes up and she rushes to the net and grabs two points.

6-4
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Some resolute defence and great show at the net by the Bulgarian to wrest away the momentum.

She leads 4-2
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SECOND GAME

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

2-1
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Sindhu wraps up the opening game 21-10.

Too powerful for the Bulgarian!
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19-8 to the India No. 1
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And now a huge crosscourt smash!

18-6

Zetchiri is a mere spectator!
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Sindhu is pretty much unstoppable...playing her brutal attacking game.

17-5 
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Flurry of smashes from Sindhu already in this game!

13-5 she leads
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As Zetchiri sends the shuttle wide, Sindhu goes up to 11-5 at the mid-game interval.
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And the defending champion has surged to 10-5
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This time Sindhu targets Zetchiri's forehand for her down-the-line smash.

She has already distanced herself from her opponent.

Up 8-5
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Once more Sindhu produces a fiery down-the-line winning smash

6-4
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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
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