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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 17, 2017 15:50 IST

Gao stuns Sindhu 21-11, 21-10 to enter the semi-finals

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15:50 (IST)17 NOV 2017

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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15:43 (IST)17 NOV 2017

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.

15:33 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Final score: Gao def Sindhu 21-11, 21-10 in 37 minutes to enter the semi-finals.

15:32 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Unfortunately, a tame finish from Sindhu there.

15:32 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Gao wraps it up.

21-10

15:31 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Sindhu saves one match point.

9-20

15:30 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Match points for Gao

20-8

15:29 (IST)17 NOV 2017

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

Down 7-18

15:27 (IST)17 NOV 2017

16-7 is the lead for Gao

15:26 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Still continuing to rush things and paying the price.

Sindhu trails 7-15

15:25 (IST)17 NOV 2017

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

15:23 (IST)17 NOV 2017

But Gao halts her and jumps to 11-6 at the interval.

15:22 (IST)17 NOV 2017

2 points on the trot for the Indian.

Comeback on the cards?

6-10

15:21 (IST)17 NOV 2017

It's a 10-4 advantage for the local hope

15:20 (IST)17 NOV 2017

9-3 lead for Gao

15:19 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Sindhu looks very, very tired and crestfallen.

Another one into the net and she is down 3-8.

15:18 (IST)17 NOV 2017

It's a one-way traffic completely but the one whom you expected to win, is not dominating this.

Gao up 7-1

15:17 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Gao races ahead to 5-1

15:16 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Sindhu continues to find it hard to read Gao's deceptions.

1-3 she trails

15:15 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Sindhu gets back one point...1-2

15:14 (IST)17 NOV 2017

The body language is definitely not good from Sindhu at the moment.

Trails 0-2

15:13 (IST)17 NOV 2017

SECOND GAME

1-0 lead to Gao

15:11 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Wow! That was stunning. Sindhu looked clueless and totally out of sorts.

15:11 (IST)17 NOV 2017

By targeting the open court on Sindhu's forehand wing, Gao wraps up the opener, 21-11.

15:10 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Gao reaches game points

20-11

15:09 (IST)17 NOV 2017

19-11 lead for Gao

15:09 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Gao is up 18-11 now.

Wow!

15:07 (IST)17 NOV 2017

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

Up 15-11

15:06 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Body smash from the World No. 2

11-14

15:06 (IST)17 NOV 2017

The teen is up 14-10 over Sindhu

15:05 (IST)17 NOV 2017

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.

15:04 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Sindhu gets back 2 points..10-11

15:03 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Gao is up 11-8 at half-time.

15:02 (IST)17 NOV 2017

The shuttle goes way wide from Sindhu yet again.

She trails 8-10

15:01 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Targeting Gao's backhand and returning early, Sindhu earns 2 points.

8-8

15:01 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Gao has inched ahead to 8-6 now...maintaining her composure very well

14:59 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Sindhu is having trouble putting the shuttle across the net.....The Chinese advances to 7-5

14:58 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Big smash and she makes it 5-5

14:58 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Errors early on from the World No. 2...she trails 4-5

14:57 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Sindhu outfoxes her with a smart drop...4-4

14:57 (IST)17 NOV 2017

And she adds yet another point to go up to 4-3

14:56 (IST)17 NOV 2017

The 19-year-old is already showing her fighting skills...3-3

14:55 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Sindhu extends the lead to 3-1

14:54 (IST)17 NOV 2017

And she makes it 2-0

14:54 (IST)17 NOV 2017

First point goes to Sindhu!

14:51 (IST)17 NOV 2017

PV Sindhu to serve first.

14:51 (IST)17 NOV 2017

Welcome to the live blog. The players are on court now and the match is about to begin.

11:47 (IST)17 NOV 2017

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.
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