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India Open 2018, Semi-final: PV Sindhu vs Ratchanok Intanon, Live Match Updates

Sindhu wins 21-13, 21-15 to reach the final.
Updated: 03 February 2018 23:01 IST - Published: 03 February 2018 19:03 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage. Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates from PV Sindhu's final.

Goodnight!
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That was a very good performance by the India No. 1. She thoroughly dismantled Intanon, who won the Malaysia Masters two weeks back. Even when things were getting close, Sindhu used her intelligence to move ahead.

That will give her a lot of confidence as she aims to win her first title of the year tomorrow.
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This was Sindhu's NINTH WIN ON THE TROT AT THIS TOURNAMENT!!!!!
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SINDHU IS THROUGH TO THE FINAL.

She will look to defend her title tomorrow against the World No. 11 Beiwen Zhang. The latter upset Saina Nehwal in the quarter-finals on Friday.
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SINDHU CONVERTS ON HER VERY NEXT MATCH POINT TO GET THE WIN

21-13, 21-15
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Intanon saves one.

15-20
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SIX MATCH POINTS FOR THE INDIAN

20-14
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And she is moving closer to the finish line!

18-14
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Amazing smartness from the Indian!

After a flurry of power-packed shots, she simply took the pace off the shuttle to surprise the Thai with a drop.

17-14
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But Sindhu has managed to stave off the late surge from Ratchanok and progress to 16-13
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Sindhu still in the lead by just one point.

14-13
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And she did indeed send it wide!

Point to Intanon and she trails 11-13
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Sindhu asks for a challenge after seemingly sending the shuttle just wide.
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Things are getting close here, once again
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It's 12-10 to the top seed
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Sindhu reaches the net to get one point which has Ratchanok lying on the floor
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A touch of brilliance from the Thai!

She surprises the tall Sindhu with a low crosscourt shot to sneak one point.

8-11
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Intanon attempted to go down the line but gets blocked by the net.

Sindhu up 11-7 going into the mid-game interval.
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Another half smash by Sindhu to confuse the Thai.

Sindhu up 10-7
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And steadily, Sindhu has separated herself from her feisty opponent.

9-6
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WHAT A POINT!

Sindhu had to smash thrice to take the point away from Ratchanok!

8-6 she leads
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Sindhu has the lead, albeit barely.

7-6
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But the game is still pretty close.

5-5
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Intanon can't return Sindhu's powerful smash and she sends the Indian up to 5-4
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Another crosscourt smash out of the many that Sindhu has rained down on the Thai tonight!

4-3
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