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PV Sindhu vs Ratchanok Intanon, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Hong Kong Open Superseries 2017 Semi-finals

Sindhu def Intanon, 21-17, 21-17 in 43 minutes to enter the final
Updated: 25 November 2017 18:58 IST - Published: 25 November 2017 17:53 IST
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And with that, we wrap up our liveblog of the Hong Kong Open semi-finals. Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of the final.

Till then, keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the world of sports.

Goodbye!
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Final score: Sindhu def Intanon, 21-17, 21-17 in 43 minutes to enter the final.
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And guess what, it is a repeat of last year's final as the top seed and defending champion Tai Tzu Ying meets the second seed PV Sindhu!

Can Sindhu avenge last year's defeat? Today she played her best match of the week. Not only that, this was probably Sindhu's best match in weeks!
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Sindhu thus advances to the Hong Kong Open Superseries final for the second straight year!
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Sindhu wins the challenge.

Match to SIndhu!!!!
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Sindhu challenges
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Wide goes the shuttle from the Thai.

Sindhu has match points
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It is 19-17 in favour of Sindhu now
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It is a highly intense match now!

Both giving their all now. More power, more speed, more tenacity.

The rally ends on an Intanon error.

Sindhu up 19-16
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Absolute brilliance from Ratchanok!!!!!

She gets one point to trail 16-18
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Sindhu fumbles at the net.

18-15
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And it is 18-14 for the Indian
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Intanon goes wide.

Sends Sindhu up to 17-14
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Ratchanok makes it 14-16
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The shuttle lands just on the backline from the Indian.

16-13
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Big, big body smash from Sindhu!

15-13
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What a rally! What a finish from Intanon!

The winner takes her to 13-14
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Sindhu screams and finds a smash!

14-12
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What placement from the Thai!!!!

Lands just on the backline!

Cuts down Sindhu's lead to just one point.

12-13
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Scream from Sindhu as she finds a smash!

Up 13-9
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And yet another point to the Thai.

9-12
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Intanon gets a couple weeks of points back.

Trails 8-12
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More power from Intanon but Sindhu's defence always had the last answer!

Up 12-6
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Slight delay because of a technical issue
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11-6 to SIndhu at the interval.
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She has gone up to 10-6
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Sindhu is playing a concoction of delicate net shots and body smashes to unnerve Ratchanok. And her speed has been top notch today!
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Body smash and Sindhu up 8-6
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Ratchanok sends the shuttle wide in an attempt to go for an angle

6-6
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Thanks to Ratchanok's defence, Sindhu makes an error.

5-5
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Smash and Sindhu up 5-4
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And now it is Sindhu who found her acute angle at the net

4-4
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Service error from Sindhu

Trails 3-4
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Sindhu storms back to 3-3
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Intanon is finding all her magical angles in the initial stages.

Up 3-1
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SECOND GAME

1-1
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This time Ratchanok falters going for an angle at the net.

Sindhu grabs the opener, 21-17
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What a putaway by Intanon!

Has reduced the deficit to 17-20
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And yet another game point saved by the Thai
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Ratchanok saves two
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7 game points for Sindhu at 20-13
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Great attack at the net by Sindhu

Leads 19-13
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Intanon working her angles beautifully now.

13-18 down
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Intanon pulls back a couple of points.

Trails 11-18
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And yet another point after yet another error from Ratchanok

17-9
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Amidst chants of "India Jeetega, India Jeetega", Sindhu surges to 16-9
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Intanon comes up with a great down the line winner.

Trails 8-14
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Sindhu has soared to 13-7 now
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But Sindhu gets a quick point and goes up to 11-7 at the break
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Intanon pushes the shuttle right back at Sindhu and gets one point
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