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

PV Sindhu wins 12-21, 21-15, 21-17
Updated: 20 September 2017 17:31 IST - Published: 20 September 2017 16:55 IST
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That wraps up our Japan Open blog for today. Hope you enjoyed it.

Do join us tomorrow for the second round.

Till then, goodbye!
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She next faces Nozomi Okuhara again!!!!!

What a blockbuster that would be!!
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Final score: PV Sindhu wins 12-21, 21-15, 21-17 to enter the second round
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And Sindhu finally does it!

21-17 to wrap up the deciding game
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It's 20-17 as Mitani saves a fourth match point
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And she saves a third one.
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Mitani saves a second match point.
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Mitani saves one
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Match points galore at 20-13
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19-12 now

Sindhu 2 points away from the win
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18-10 now
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Mitani making a last-minute try. Sindhu needs to be careful.

She leads 16-10
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15-8

Sindhu aiming for the finish line
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13-6 for Sindhu post interval.
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11-4 at halftime.

Sindhu looks to have solved the Mitani puzzle!
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9-4

Steadily Sindhu is increasing her distance from the World No. 19
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5-3 advantage now
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3-1 lead for the Indian
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Decider

Sindhu up 2-1
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And Sindhu levels the match by taking the second game, 21-15
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Game points galore at 20-15
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19-14 lead for Pusarla
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17-14 now

Getting tense!
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Still able to do just enough to keep the 4-point lead intact....she leads 16-12
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It's 15-11 for the Indian
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14-8 for the Indian
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The pace of the match has slowed down considerably as the rallies are longer.
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13-8 now for the Rio medallist
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Sindhu leads 11-7 at halftime.
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9-7 for the World No. 4
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Has Sindhu weathered the storm?

Goes up to 8-6.
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It's level!

6-6
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5-4 for Mitani.

Sindhu not letting Mitani run away.
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This game now looks more even.

Mitani has a slim lead of 4-3
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2-2 it is very quickly
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Can Sindhu bounce back?
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Second game

2-0 for Sindhu
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And she needs just one to convert!

Mitani takes the first game, 21-12.
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Eight game points for Mitani
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19-10

Mitani in firm control. Playing at home has clearly inspired her.
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18-9

Is the game gone for Sindhu?
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But Mitani pushes the accelerator here.

Up 16-8
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Six-point gap continues with the Korea Open champion trailing 8-14
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Sindhu is slowly and steadily making her mark but it is still a long, long way to go.

Trails 7-13
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At the interval, Mitani is up 11-3
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It's still a big lead built by the Japanese at 10-3
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Sindhu gets her second point in this game to trail 2-9
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9-1

Is Sindhu feeling the effects of winning the Korea Open?
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8-1 for the home hope!


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