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PV Sindhu vs Minatsu Mitani, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Japan Open Super Series 2017 Round 1

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 20, 2017 17:31 IST

PV Sindhu wins 12-21, 21-15, 21-17

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17:31 (IST)20 SEP 2017

That wraps up our Japan Open blog for today. Hope you enjoyed it.

Do join us tomorrow for the second round.

Till then, goodbye!

17:29 (IST)20 SEP 2017

She next faces Nozomi Okuhara again!!!!!

What a blockbuster that would be!!

17:27 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Final score: PV Sindhu wins 12-21, 21-15, 21-17 to enter the second round

17:26 (IST)20 SEP 2017

And Sindhu finally does it!

21-17 to wrap up the deciding game

17:25 (IST)20 SEP 2017

It's 20-17 as Mitani saves a fourth match point

17:24 (IST)20 SEP 2017

And she saves a third one.

17:23 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Mitani saves a second match point.

17:22 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Mitani saves one

17:22 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Match points galore at 20-13

17:21 (IST)20 SEP 2017

19-12 now

Sindhu 2 points away from the win

17:19 (IST)20 SEP 2017

18-10 now

17:18 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Mitani making a last-minute try. Sindhu needs to be careful.

She leads 16-10

17:16 (IST)20 SEP 2017

15-8

Sindhu aiming for the finish line

17:14 (IST)20 SEP 2017

13-6 for Sindhu post interval.

17:12 (IST)20 SEP 2017

11-4 at halftime.

Sindhu looks to have solved the Mitani puzzle!

17:10 (IST)20 SEP 2017

9-4

Steadily Sindhu is increasing her distance from the World No. 19

17:08 (IST)20 SEP 2017

5-3 advantage now

17:05 (IST)20 SEP 2017

3-1 lead for the Indian

17:04 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Decider

Sindhu up 2-1

17:00 (IST)20 SEP 2017

And Sindhu levels the match by taking the second game, 21-15

16:59 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Game points galore at 20-15

16:58 (IST)20 SEP 2017

19-14 lead for Pusarla

16:57 (IST)20 SEP 2017

17-14 now

Getting tense!

16:55 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Still able to do just enough to keep the 4-point lead intact....she leads 16-12

16:55 (IST)20 SEP 2017

It's 15-11 for the Indian

16:53 (IST)20 SEP 2017

14-8 for the Indian

16:52 (IST)20 SEP 2017

The pace of the match has slowed down considerably as the rallies are longer.

16:50 (IST)20 SEP 2017

13-8 now for the Rio medallist

16:48 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Sindhu leads 11-7 at halftime.

16:46 (IST)20 SEP 2017

9-7 for the World No. 4

16:45 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Has Sindhu weathered the storm?

Goes up to 8-6.

16:44 (IST)20 SEP 2017

It's level!

6-6

16:43 (IST)20 SEP 2017

5-4 for Mitani.

Sindhu not letting Mitani run away.

16:41 (IST)20 SEP 2017

This game now looks more even.

Mitani has a slim lead of 4-3

16:40 (IST)20 SEP 2017

2-2 it is very quickly

16:39 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Can Sindhu bounce back?

16:39 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Second game

2-0 for Sindhu

16:37 (IST)20 SEP 2017

And she needs just one to convert!

Mitani takes the first game, 21-12.

16:36 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Eight game points for Mitani

16:35 (IST)20 SEP 2017

19-10

Mitani in firm control. Playing at home has clearly inspired her.

16:34 (IST)20 SEP 2017

18-9

Is the game gone for Sindhu?

16:33 (IST)20 SEP 2017

But Mitani pushes the accelerator here.

Up 16-8

16:32 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Six-point gap continues with the Korea Open champion trailing 8-14

16:32 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Sindhu is slowly and steadily making her mark but it is still a long, long way to go.

Trails 7-13

16:27 (IST)20 SEP 2017

At the interval, Mitani is up 11-3

16:27 (IST)20 SEP 2017

It's still a big lead built by the Japanese at 10-3

16:26 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Sindhu gets her second point in this game to trail 2-9

16:25 (IST)20 SEP 2017

9-1

Is Sindhu feeling the effects of winning the Korea Open?

16:25 (IST)20 SEP 2017

8-1 for the home hope!


Domination.

16:24 (IST)20 SEP 2017

Point to note is that Mitani has forever been an opponent Sindhu has struggled against.
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