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Indonesia Open 2019 Live Score: PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi Live Scores, Commentary and Match Updates

Yamaguchi def Sindhu 21-15, 21-16 to win the title!
Updated: 21 July 2019 14:53 IST - Published: 21 July 2019 12:12 IST
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Sindhu began well but looked physically and mentally exhausted as the match progressed. Akane remained sharp till the end of the match.

Well-deserved!

As for Sindhu, this was her first final after 7 months! It's a much welcome return to form for her. Hopefully she will be able to build on this and keep performing well in the upcoming tournaments!
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Akane hits at Sindhu's body and Sindhu can't return it back!

The title is Yamaguchi's!

21-15, 21-16 to the Japanese!
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20-16


4 match points for Akane!
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Again Akane attacks Sindhu from the front court and Sindhu has no answer.

19-15 to Akane
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Akane hurt her knee and is being treated
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Sindhu grabbed one point but again overdid a crosscourt shot that went wide.

Akane 18-14
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Akane keeps bringing the body attack and Sindhu simply fails to read the shot.

The plan has worked so far for the Japanese!

It's 17-13 to Akane
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Sindhu one vital point back but Akane won the longest rally of the match to inch further ahead at 16-11
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It's 15-10 to Yamaguchi.

Can Sindhu find some variation and keep her errors at bay?
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Difference between them is still of three points.

Akane 12-9
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A quick reflex from Sindhu sends the shuttle wide!

Akane up 11-8 at the time of the interval.
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Much better approach from Sindhu!

Finishing at the net was beautiful!

8-10
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Finally the Indian gets one point as Akane's shot gets blocked by the net.

Sindhu 7-10
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Sindhu fails to retrieve a net shot.

It's 9-6 to Akane
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Sindhu is trying hard to keep herself rooted in the front court. Running short of ideas right now.

8-5 to the Japanese
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Yamaguchi is still ahead at 6-5
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It's 4-4 now
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Sindhu smashed down an Akane tight spinning net shot!

She is trailing 3-4
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Akane's relentlessly targeting the Sindhu backhand.

And that is reaping rich dividends!

Akane up 4-1
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It's 1-1 in the second game!
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That was quite a comeback from Yamaguchi!
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Fantastic smash on return of serve from Akane!

Yamaguchi takes the first game 21-15
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Under pressure, Sindhu making mistakes a lot.

Just lifting the shuttle and sending it long!


15-20
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Yamaguchi is coming forward a lot and attacking fabulously!

Taking the time away from the shuttle!

Sindhu has gone quiet and is trailing 14-18
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Superb injection of aggression from the Japanese to put Sindhu under pressure.

It's 15-14 for Akane
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It's getting closer once more.

Sindhu is up 14-13
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It's now Akane's turn to falter at the net.

Sindhu 13-11
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Sindhu struggled on the long backhand corner and the gap between them is now of one point.

Sindhu 12-11
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Good retrieval skills from both but the Japanese once again pushes it wide!

Sindhu 11-8 at the time of the interval.
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Yamaguchi overpresses a smash and sends it wide!

Sindhu 10-8
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They continue to be on level terms!

8-8

It's an absorbing match so far!
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And we are back to level!

7-7
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Reckless smashing from Akane!

Sindhu 7-6
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Akane stopped the momentum to make it 5-5 but squandered one point by pushing it wide.

Sindhu 6-5
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5 consecutive points to Sindhu

5-3
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And Sindhu takes the lead for the first time!

4-3
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What a point from Sindhu!

Great control to make the shuttle drop riggt inside the sideline!

3-3
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Sindhu is finally smashing hard!

2-3 
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Sindhu is finally on the board!

Sindhu 1-3
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3-0 to Akane now
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Yamaguchi is targeting the corners very well and Sindhu is left flummoxed!

2--0 to Akane!
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It's already a long rally for the first point and it goes to Akane!
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Here we go!
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Can Sindhu join Saina as the champion of Indonesia Open? Let's find out!
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Sindhu had never been to the Indonesia Open final before.
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Can Sindhu win her first title of the year?
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Good afternoon!

The players have arrived on the court and are warming up.