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PV Sindhu vs Leung Yuet Yee, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Hong Kong Open Superseries 2017 Round 1

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 22, 2017 14:01 IST

PV Sindhu def Leung Yuet Yee, 21-18, 21-10 to enter the second round

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14:01 (IST)22 NOV 2017

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14:00 (IST)22 NOV 2017

That's the kind of start she needed before she faces some quality opponents in Hong Kong.

13:59 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Wow! What a dominant performance from Sindhu in the second game! After making her way out of trouble in the opener, she simply raised her level by several notches and played a fabulous game.


13:56 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Final score: PV Sindhu def Leung Yuet Yee, 21-18, 21-10 in 26 minutes to enter the second round.

13:55 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Sindhu wraps it up, 21-10.

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Yee saves a couple and makes it 10-20

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She makes it 20-8 with 12 match points in hand.

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But Sindhu is now very much within the finish line.

She is up 18-8

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Yee trying her best to slow down the pace of the game and disrupt Sindhu's rhythm

She pulls one back and trails 7-17

13:51 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Yee is simply a spectator....all she can do is stand and admire her opponent's brilliance!

Sindhu up 17-6

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It's a TEN-POINT LEAD FOR SINDHU now

15-5

13:50 (IST)22 NOV 2017

And she continues to be unstoppable!

It's 13-4 for the World No. 2

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It's smooth sailing for Sindhu and she leads 11-4 at the interval.

13:48 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Yee pulled one back but Sindhu dashes her hopes and extends her lead to 10-4

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And she is racing away now!

8-3 is the lead for Sindhu!

13:46 (IST)22 NOV 2017

But Sindhu uses her aggression to take the next 3 points and lead 3-2

13:45 (IST)22 NOV 2017

SECOND GAME

Leung once more makes a great start to a new game and is now up 2-0

13:43 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Sindhu bags the opener, 21-18

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Now Sindhu doesn't stop!

She quickly goes up to game points...20-18

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And the 2016 runner-up has LEVELLED it!

18-18

13:41 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Still a one-point gap with Sindhu trailing at 17-18

13:40 (IST)22 NOV 2017

But Yee refuses to give up!

She is still ahead, 17-16

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The rallies are much longer now.

Sindhu has one going in her favour as she closes in on 15-16

13:38 (IST)22 NOV 2017

It's 15-13 for the local hope.

That's some show of maturity!

13:37 (IST)22 NOV 2017

In a major plot twist, the 17-year-old now wrests away the momentum from Sindhu and builds a lead of 13-12

13:36 (IST)22 NOV 2017

It's a 12-9 lead for Sindhu post-break.

13:35 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Sindhu soars to 11-8 going into the mid-game interval.

13:34 (IST)22 NOV 2017

The difference is still of 2 points.

8-6 advantage for the Indian

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Slowly and steadily, Sindhu is separating herself from her young opponent.

7-5 she leads

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It's 5-4 to Sindhu now

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Both are playing some fast and furious points.

Yee once again goes up to 4-3

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But Sindhu soon bags a couple of points and snatches the lead..3-2

13:30 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Yee makes a bright start and leads 2-1

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The match is under way!

10:40 (IST)22 NOV 2017

Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the 2017 Hong Kong Open Superseries first round. Second seed PV Sindhu meets Hong Kong's Leung Yuet Yee for a place in the second round.

It's a battle between two generations. Sindhu is the highly experienced one in this encounter. She is ranked second in the world and is the defending runner-up.

Yee is only 17 and is ranked way below at 786. This is the first time this year she is playing any senior event on the BWF Tour.

Clearly, she is the underdog and is not expected to give much trouble to her highly accomplished opponent. But Sindhu cannot afford to be complacent and needs to be on the alert.

Sindhu has struggled for consistency in the last couple of months. Ever since she won the Korea Open in September, the World Championships silver medallist has not looked the same player anymore except for maybe a couple of matches.

She has run out of steam when she was expected to give a tough fight. She has lost to unheralded opponents as well. 

Having already confirmed a place at the season-ending Dubai World Superseries Finals, this is Sindhu's last opportunity to find some form back before she takes on the world's best.

And for that, she would very much like to make this a breezy win.
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