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PV Sindhu vs Beiwen Zhang, Indonesia Open SS 2017 - As it happened

Sindhu won the first game 21-15
Updated: 15 June 2017 20:30 IST - Published: 15 June 2017 19:29 IST
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That ends our liveblog of the Indonesia Open for today. Do join us tomorrow for the quarter-final blog. Till then stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more updates on Indian badminton.
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Let us hope the men will keep the Indian Tricolour flying high at the Indonesia Open.
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While the men have soared high, it has been an extremely disappointing day for the Indian women with both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu making exit on the same day.
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Final score: 15-21, 21-12, 21-18 win for Zhang
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And Zhang COMPLETES THE UPSET
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20-18 it is as Sindhu saves a match point
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Zhang has match points at 20-17
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Will the Indian be able to show some magic here?
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And once more, it is the American who has the advantage...19-17
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But Sindhu, like the champion she is, erases that lead to make it 17-17
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Zhang maintains her 2-point lead over the Rio Olympic medallist...17-15
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Can Sindhu still come back?
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And Zhang takes a huge step here....she is up 16-14
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And it is 13-13
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Can Sindhu use all her experience and her guts to pull through this one?
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This will be a big test of nerves for both
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The match continues in the same vein.....it is 12-12
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At half-time, Sindhu manages to have an 11-10 lead.
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It is 9-9
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And Zhang makes it 7-7
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It continues to be a hard-fought game....hardly anything to separate the two...Sindhu is ahead at 7-6
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It's a closely-fought battle now....Sindhu is barely ahead at 5-4
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And the fourth seed stretches her lead to 4-2
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THIRD GAME

Sindhu makes a fast start here to go up to 2-1
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What a performance that was! Complete domination!
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And Zhang takes the second game, 21-12
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After Zhang got to 20-11, Sindhu finally gets a point of her own.
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This is slipping away from Sindhu's grip now....the American is up 19-11
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Zhang is once again pushing ahead...up 16-11
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Sindhu still trails by 3 points at 11-14
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Zhang stops the Sindhu march here....makes it 12-9
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9-11
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FOUR POINTS ON THE TROT....8-11
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Another point for the Indian to make it 7-11
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And she started working on the turnaround.....6-11 now
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Sindhu needs to cut down on her errors and bring out her attacking game if she wants this to end in straight games.
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And she makes it 11-4 at the mid-game interval
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It is Zhang who is in control of this now....up 10-4
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Sindhu managed to snatch a couple of points before Zhang extended her lead to 6-3
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But it is Zhang who has quickly built up a huge 5-1 lead.
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SECOND GAME

It's all even in the initial stages...1-1
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And the first game is in Sindhu's pocket...21-15
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FIVE GAME POINTS FOR THE INDIAN!!!
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It is 19-14 for Sindhu now as she staves off Zhang's late comeback.
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Is it too late for the American?
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But the American has found some fighting spirit here and takes 3 points in a row to make it 13-16
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16-10 for the Indian now...she is slowly increasing the gap between herself and Zhang
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There's no stopping Sindhu!!! She has raced ahead to 13-9
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At half-time, the fourth seed jumps to an 11-8 lead.
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And Sindhu takes FOUR POINTS on the trot to go ahead to 9-7
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