PV Sindhu vs Aya Ohori, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Hong Kong Open Superseries 2017 Round 2

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 23, 2017 12:50 IST

Sindhu def Ohori 21-14, 21-17 to enter the quarter-finals


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That was a masterclass performance from the Indian against a very talented rising star. 

Sindhu could face the China Open champion Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-finals. She definitely needed this kind of a display before taking on the in-form Japanese.

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Final score: Sindhu def Ohori 21-14, 21-17 in 39 minutes to enter the quarter-finals.

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Sindhu takes it 21-17 after Ohori saves one match point.

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Sindhu finally wrests the momentum from her and goes to up to match points at 20-16

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She trails 16-19 now

That's FOUR points in a row!

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And she adds yet another.


Some last-minute fightback on the cards?

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The Japanese adds a couple of points.


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Sindhu currently up 19-12

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18-11 lead for the World No. 3 now

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There's no stopping Sindhu as she aims for the finish line!

Adds four points in a flash to go up to 17-10

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Some fightback from Ohori as the youngster reduces the deficit to three points.

Trails 10-13

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She maintains her four-point lead even after the break.

Up 12-8

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It's an 11-7 advantage for Sindhu at the break.

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Sindhu inches ahead to 10-7

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It's still a gap of two points....Sindhu at 8-6

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Ohori has now closed the gap to just two points.

Trails 4-6

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It's a comfortable 5-2 lead for the Indian

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And Sindhu takes the lead very early in this game.

She is ahead, 3-1

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And the second seed grabs the opener, 21-14

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Sindhu surges to a 19-14 lead, just two points away from wrapping up the opener.

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Sindhu needs to be careful if she wants to protect her lead.

The very talented Ohori has made it 14-16 now

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Sindhu is cruising at 16-11 now

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Sindhu stops her comeback and adds three points on the trot to extend her lead to 14-10

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Ohori has closed the gap to 10-11 post-interval.

Are we in for some drama here?

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Sindhu has an 11-8 advantage going into the interval.

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Ohori is trying her best to fight back and has made it a two-point gap at 7-9

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And the 2016 runner-up is now accelerating. She is up 8-5

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Sindhu back in front...6-5

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A long rally goes in favour of the Indian, who levels it at 4-4

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Once more the lead changes hands and it is Ohori who is ahead, 4-3

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Sindhu has grabbed two points in a row to go up to 3-2

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Ohori goes up 2-1

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The match is under way!

Ohori takes the first point

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The players are on court and the match is about to begin.

10:28 (IST)23 NOV 2017

Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the 2017 Hong Kong Open second round. Second seeded PV Sindhu takes on Aya Ohori of Japan for a place in the quarter-finals.

While the 2016 Hong Kong Open runner-up Sindhu is ranked No. 2 in the world, Ohori is placed at 13th. They have met twice and Sindhu has a 2-0 head-to-head record against the Japanese with her most recent win coming at the Badminton Asia Championships in April.

Sindhu won both encounters with Ohori in straight games. Even though her record is good against the 21-year-old, Sindhu cannot afford to take her lightly. Ohori has been touted to be one of the most promising talent from Japan.

She proved it by winning the China Masters and the US Open this season. Ohori certainly has the game and the hunger to do well in the elite events.

Sindhu, on her part, played a brilliant match in her opening round against Leung Yuet Yee of Hong Kong. Yee made it very tough in the first game but Sindhu edged her in the opener and then raced through the second to register a 21-18, 21-10 win.

That must have boosted her confidence by miles as she seeks her lost spark before she takes on the world's best at the Dubai World Superseries Finals in December.
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