PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi Women's Singles Badminton QF Olympics 2021 LIVE: Sindhu beats Yamaguchi in straight games, books semifinal berth

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 30, 2021 15:20 IST

PV Sindhu will face off against Akane Yamaguchi in the women's badminton quarterfinal.


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PV Sindhu keeps India's Gold Medal hopes alive! Will she be able to get her hands on the biggest prize?

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What a phenomenal performance this was! PV Sindhu, the undisputed queen of Badminton has raised the bar on her own performance as she cruises to the semi-finals. She's in the top 4 now and will play the next game to guarantee a medal for herself and her nation.

In a game that lasted 56 minutes, India's Sindhu dominated the first set completely and took a lead 21-13
Japan's Akane came back strongly in the next set and looked to level the game. However, PV Sindhu kept nerves of steel and eventually crushed her opponent 22-20 to storm her way into the semi-finals.

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We don't mean to jinx it, but PV Sindhu is yet to lose a single set at the Tokyo Olympics.
Can she get her hands on Gold?

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All of social media is buzzing as India can't keep calm!
PV Sindhu, the queen of Badminton and the hope of 1.3 billion Indians has stormed her way into the Semi-Finals!

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Match Summary. PV Sindhu absolutely dominated this today!

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A remarkable second set which was some sort of a rollercoaster ride! Sindhu dominating at first had 6 points lead but Akane came back magnificently and levelled the scoring. It was going down to the wire and Akane was up with 2 match points. Then came Sindhu's wild defence, winning 4 points in a row to secure the game and match eventually! 

14:52 (IST)30 JUL 2021

Final game standings

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PV Sindhu is into the Semi-Finals of the Tokyo Olympics! One win, just ONE MORE win before she's assured a well-deserved medal.

Stunning performance from the champion. The Indian lioness celebrates with a loud roar. She looks pumped in joy!

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Sindhu 22-20 Akane

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Sindhu 21-20 Akane

Match point for Sindhu! Absolutely brilliant from her!

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Sindhu 20-20 Akane

WHAT A FOLLOW-UP! Sindhu saves 2 game points. It's deuce now.

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Sindhu 19-20 Akane

Sindhu defends one. She has one more to defend

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Sindhu 18-20 Akane

2 game points for Akane

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Sindhu 18-19 Akane

This game is tight!

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Sindhu 18-18 Akane

An excellent backhand return to make the scores level again!

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Sindhu 17-18 Akane

Sindhu courageously leaves the shuttle which stays out

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Sindhu 16-18 Akane

Akane's returns are forcing Sindhu to commit errors

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Sindhu 16-17 Akane

That was a golden opportunity for Sindhu but her backhand return was just over the line

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Sindhu 16-16 Akane

Sindhu's drop shot does the trick!

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Sindhu 15-16 Akane

Now Akane leading! What a comeback!

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Sindhu 15-15 Akane

Scores level! 
Sindhu's smash finds the net

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The score gap is getting shorter. Akane is catching up!

Both athletes catch some breath after a long rally!

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Sindhu 15-14 Akane

RALLY OF THE MATCH! Both players giving nothing away with Akane sealing the point with a super smash.

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Sindhu 15-13 Akane

Sindhu allowing Akane to comeback here. She needs to hold on to her nerves.

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Sindhu 15-12 Akane

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Sindhu 15-11 Akane

Akane unable to return Sindhu's powerful shots

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Sindhu 14-11 Akane

Akane making a quick comeback now. Sindhu looks a little tired.

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Sindhu 14-10 Akane

Another misjudgement, this time leaving the shuttle wrongly.

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Sindhu 14-9 Akane

Sindhu misplaces a smash

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Sindhu 14-8 Akane

Challenge from Sindhu

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Sindhu 14-8 Akane

Akane has no response for Sindhu's smashes here

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Sindhu 13-8 Akane

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Sindhu 12-7 Akane

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PV Sindhu is really turning on the heat here. Scintillating show from her!

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Sindhu 11-6 Akane

Akane is crumbling against Sindhu here

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Sindhu 10-6 Akane

Sindhu's smash gone wrong, just milimeteres wide
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