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PV Sindhu beats Laura Sarosi 21-8 21-9: Badminton live score and updates, Rio Olympics 2016

PV Sindhu beat Laura Sarosi: 21-8, 21-9
Updated: 11 August 2016 20:04 IST - Published: 11 August 2016 19:27 IST
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Saina Nehwal will play her first match later tonight. You can follow it on Sportskeeda!

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She will next face Michelle Li from Canada on Sunday.

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In her maiden Olympics match, Sindhu showed very little nerves, powering her way through some precise smashes and drop shots to pull off a very convincing win.

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Thats it ! Sindhu wins the second game 21-9

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11 match point opportunities for Sindhu

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19-9!

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Good play from Sarosi! 

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Net kill from Sindhu! 18-7

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Wide from Sarosi! 17-6 in Sindhu's favour

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Excellent from Sindhu.... Fine cross court play! 15-6

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14-6

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Error at the net from Sarosi. 13-6

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She defended with some excellence and then smashed in when the time came.

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Superb cross court smash from Sindhu. 12-6

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Sindhu has looked very fluent so far, and is ten points away from winning her first Olympics match.

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We are back

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After the interval in the second game, PV Sindhu leads by 11-6.

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Well out! Sindhu loses her challenge

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Wide from Sindhu, she has challenged it. 

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Power, placement and precision. Sindhu has been cruising all day. 

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Another smash! Sindhu has been feeding them off today. Leads 9-5

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Sindhu's smashes have been very good today.. She leads 7-5

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5-5! Sindhu smashes it into her own net

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Out from Sarosi on that occasion. 5-4

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3-3! Sarosi showing a biot more fight 

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Down the line smash from Sindhu gives her a 3-2 lead

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Well long from Sarosi.. Sindhu leads 2-1

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Very unexpected from Sindhu, minor blip in an otherwise flawless performance so far. 

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Right we are underway in the second game

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Thats it. Sindhu wins the opening game 21-8

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12 game points, this has been some performance. Dominant right from the outset. And she has sealed the set with conviction. 

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12 game point opportunities for Sindhu

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This has been an absolutely commanding performance by Sindhu in her maiden Olympics match. The injury to Sarosi has played into Sindhu's hand perfectly.

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A fine overhead drop from Sindhu. Saroai unable to retreive. 19-8

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And Sindhu fires yet another smash down the line

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We are back

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There has been a slight halt in proceedings

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Sarosoi falls while attempting a return that was going deep

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16-6! 

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Sarosi has struggled to get going, that shot just exemplified her struggles. 

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Well wide from Sarosi. Another point for Sindhu. 15-6

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This is turning out to be a cakewalk for Sindhu! 14-5

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Sindhu has stamped her authority all over the game. Top class from the Indian. 

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Back to her elements. 13-5

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Sindhu slipped a bit on that occasion, thereby wasn't able to get down to retrieve.. 11-5

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Brilliant jump drop shot from Sindhu. Skills of the highest order. 

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Jump drop shot from Sindhu. Lovely skills

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After the interval in the opening game, PV Sindhu leads by 11-4.

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Another superb smash. Down the line. What a start this has proven to be. 10-3

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Lovely game from Sindhu, not giving Sarosi any chance to get into the game. 

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