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PV Sindhu vs Gao Fangjie, Live Badminton Score and Updates, China Open Super Series 2017 Quarter-finals

Gao stuns Sindhu 21-11, 21-10 to enter the semi-finals
Updated: 17 November 2017 15:50 IST - Published: 17 November 2017 14:44 IST
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And with that, the Indian contention at the China Open is over. Let us hope that the shuttlers come back rejuvenated at the Hong Kong Open next week.

That ends our live coverage of the China Open. Thanks for staying with us.

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Sindhu looks absolutely burned out since Korea. Against Gao today, there was not a single moment of positive body language. Even the few chances she got, she hit only tired shots into the net. It was a repetition of what she did against Yamaguchi at the French. She badly needs a break.
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Final score: Gao def Sindhu 21-11, 21-10 in 37 minutes to enter the semi-finals.
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Unfortunately, a tame finish from Sindhu there.
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Gao wraps it up.

21-10
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Sindhu saves one match point.

9-20
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Match points for Gao

20-8
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Sindhu getting outsmarted repeatedly by Gao....not able to judge Gao's shots at all

Down 7-18
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16-7 is the lead for Gao
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Still continuing to rush things and paying the price.

Sindhu trails 7-15
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Whenever she is getting a small chance, she is dumping the shuttle into the net.

Clearly lost the plan for now.

Sindhu down 7-12
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But Gao halts her and jumps to 11-6 at the interval.
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2 points on the trot for the Indian.

Comeback on the cards?

6-10
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It's a 10-4 advantage for the local hope
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9-3 lead for Gao
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Sindhu looks very, very tired and crestfallen.

Another one into the net and she is down 3-8.
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It's a one-way traffic completely but the one whom you expected to win, is not dominating this.

Gao up 7-1
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Gao races ahead to 5-1
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Sindhu continues to find it hard to read Gao's deceptions.

1-3 she trails
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Sindhu gets back one point...1-2
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The body language is definitely not good from Sindhu at the moment.

Trails 0-2
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SECOND GAME

1-0 lead to Gao
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Wow! That was stunning. Sindhu looked clueless and totally out of sorts.
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By targeting the open court on Sindhu's forehand wing, Gao wraps up the opener, 21-11.
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Gao reaches game points

20-11
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19-11 lead for Gao
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Gao is up 18-11 now.

Wow!
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By varying the length of the shots, Gao is reaping rich dividends.

Up 15-11
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Body smash from the World No. 2

11-14
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The teen is up 14-10 over Sindhu
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And Sindhu is also finding it hard to anticipate Gao's shots.

A long rally ends in Gao taking the point for a 13-10 lead.
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Sindhu gets back 2 points..10-11
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Gao is up 11-8 at half-time.
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The shuttle goes way wide from Sindhu yet again.

She trails 8-10
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Targeting Gao's backhand and returning early, Sindhu earns 2 points.

8-8
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Gao has inched ahead to 8-6 now...maintaining her composure very well
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Sindhu is having trouble putting the shuttle across the net.....The Chinese advances to 7-5
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Big smash and she makes it 5-5
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Errors early on from the World No. 2...she trails 4-5
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Sindhu outfoxes her with a smart drop...4-4
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And she adds yet another point to go up to 4-3
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The 19-year-old is already showing her fighting skills...3-3
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Sindhu extends the lead to 3-1
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And she makes it 2-0
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First point goes to Sindhu!
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PV Sindhu to serve first.
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Welcome to the live blog. The players are on court now and the match is about to begin.
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Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the 2017 China Open quarter-finals. Second seed and defending champion PV Sindhu faces Gao Fangjie of China for a place in the semi-finals.

While Sindhu is ranked second in the world, the Chinese is 89th. The 19-year-old is a qualifier at this tournament and progressed into the second round after the world champion Nozomi Okuhara retired in the first round.

In the pre-quarter-finals, the teenager produced a great performance to upset the 21st ranked Jang Mi Lee of Korea in straight games.

So, she is coming into this match with a lot of confidence and she obviously has nothing to lose. Besides, she will also have a lot of home support.

She might stretch Sindhu a bit but it surely won't be enough to stop the Indian. The World No. 2 is determined to get back her lost spark. She went off the boil since capturing her second Superseries title of the season in Korea in September. 

At the French Open last month, she looked to be regaining some of that lost touch. But she didn't have much left in the tank against Akane Yamaguchi and slumped to a straight-games loss in the semi-finals.

This is a grand chance for the Indian to get back on track before she faces accomplished opponents and she would definitely not like to squander it.