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

PV Sindhu def Leung Yuet Yee, 21-18, 21-10 to enter the second round
Updated: 22 November 2017 14:01 IST - Published: 22 November 2017 13:24 IST
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That's the kind of start she needed before she faces some quality opponents in Hong Kong.
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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.


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Final score: PV Sindhu def Leung Yuet Yee, 21-18, 21-10 in 26 minutes to enter the second round.
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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
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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
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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.
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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!
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But Sindhu uses her aggression to take the next 3 points and lead 3-2
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SECOND GAME

Leung once more makes a great start to a new game and is now up 2-0
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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
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Still a one-point gap with Sindhu trailing at 17-18
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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
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It's 15-13 for the local hope.

That's some show of maturity!
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In a major plot twist, the 17-year-old now wrests away the momentum from Sindhu and builds a lead of 13-12
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It's a 12-9 lead for Sindhu post-break.
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Sindhu soars to 11-8 going into the mid-game interval.
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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
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Yee makes a bright start and leads 2-1
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The match is under way!
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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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