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Malaysia Open 2018, Women's singles, 1st round: PV SIndhu vs Aya Ohori, Live Match Updates

The match starts around 12 noon IST
Updated: 27 June 2018 13:02 IST - Published: 27 June 2018 11:00 IST
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Sindhu takes the match home with class! 

Final score: 26-24, 21-15!
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And Sindhu is a point away from winning the match! It's 20-15!
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Sindhu dominates the 2nd game and maintains a 18-15 lead
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Sindhu races off and takes a 17-14 lead!!
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Ohori grazes past Sindhu and takes a 14-13 lead
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Ohori and Sindhu tie each other for 12 all!
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Sindhu has it easy as she comfortably takes a 11-10 lead
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Ohori breathes behind Sindhu's neck as the Japanese lags behind at 9-8!
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Sindhu scoots past Ohori and takes a 8-6 lead!
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Sindhu-Ohori are at loggerheads with each other. It's 6 all.
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The Japanese Ohori rushes to equalize Sindhu with a 5 all.
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Sindhu scurries to pick up successive points and takes a 4-2 lead
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It's 1 all, into the 2nd game!
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We are headed to a second game now! One thing is sure, this game will be more tight than the previous one!
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The Hyderabadi ace fights off Ohori and takes the first game home at 26-24! Phew!
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AND SINDHU DOES IT!
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Sindhu takes a 25-24 lead! Can she convert it to take the game?
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It's 24 all, folks!
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The match just got tight with none of the players relenting points for free!
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Sindhu-Ohori won't let each other have it easy as they battle out for the game!

It's 22 all!
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They are tied at 21 all!
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The duo are fighting it out for real! 
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Sindhu again chases the score and it's 20 all!
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Ohori gets the edge and is a point away from taking the game
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Ohori does not let Sindhu have it easy and ties her for 19 all
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Sindhu grazes past Ohori and takes a 18-17 lead
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Sindhu equalizes the score. The duo are tied at 16 all!
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Third seed Sindhu lags behind the Japanese at 13-15
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Ohori still holds serve and leads the way at 14-12
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Ties Ohori at 12 all.
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Sindhu scurries to remove the point difference. 

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Ohori races ahead to seal a 11-10 lead over Sindhu!
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The duo stay abreast of each other at 9 all.
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Ohori snatches serve from the Hyderabadi ace shuttler. It's 8 all!
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Sindhu holds her serve and is ahead Ohori with a 2 point lead
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Ohori prances right behind Sindhu. She lags behind at 6-5
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We are into the first game!
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Sindhu leads the way with 5-3!
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Good Afternoon! The match between Sindhu and Aya Ohori is underway!
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage. PV Sindhu takes on Aya Ohori as she returns to the court after giving the Uber Cup a miss in the first round of women's singles at the Malaysia Open.

Seeded third, Sindhu has a comparatively easier draw and she will hope to get past Ohori today. This year, she has not been at her best though she did make it to the semis of the All England Open. However, at CWG, she had to remain content with the silver medal as compatriot Saina Nehwal beat her in the final.

Speaking of Saina, the ace shuttler was in top form yesterday as she cruised into the second round. Otherwise, it was a poor opening day for the Indians as the likes of Sameer Verma and others crashed out.

Sindhu is expected to win but who knows there might be a surprise in store. Stay tuned.