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PV Sindhu vs Saena Kawakami Livescore and Commentary India Open Second Round

PV Sindhu beats Saena Kawakami 21-16, 23-21.
Updated: 30 March 2017 21:45 IST - Published: 30 March 2017 15:57 IST
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And with that, our live coverage of the India Open second round comes to an end. Hope you enjoyed it. Do join us tomorrow for the quarter-final coverage. Good night!
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We simply cannot wait for that BIG, BIG match! India's two shuttle queens meeting at home....it can't get better than that!
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And that means we have the BLOCKBUSTER SAINA NEHWAL vs PV SINDHU quarter-final tomorrow!!!!! What a match that will be, folks!!
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Sindhu WINS 21-16, 23-21
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She could not close it out thanks to a surging Kawakami. Now she has another match point at 22-21.
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Sindhu has reached match point at 20-19
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Sindhu is inching closer to victory but Kawakami is still breathing down her neck. Sindhu up 19-18
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It is 16-16 now..can Sindhu break away from here?
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15-14 for Kawakami....the game has slowed down.
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It is 14-13 for Kawakami. She is clearly testing Sindhu's defense.
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The Japanese still has the advantage at 13-12.
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At half-time, Kawakami leads 11-10.
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It is 9-9
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Again the lower-ranked player goes up, 9-8
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Sindhu makes it 8-8.
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Now Kawakami making her mark. She has snatched the lead to go ahead to 8-6.
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It is a tight, tight battle now.
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Sindhu inches ahead to 5-4.
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And the Japanese makes it 4-4 in no time!
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But Kawakami is fighting hard here to not let Sindhu run away with this game. She trails 3-4 now.
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SECOND GAME

Sindhu takes the first point for 1-0.
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And Sindhu takes the opener, 21-16.
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Sindhu has FOUR games points now at 20-16.
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The Japanese takes 2 points on the trot to reduce the deficit to 15-19.
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And she takes three of the next four points to go up to 19-13.
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Sindhu is widening the gap between herself and Kawakami. It is 16-12 for the Indian.
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After the break, Sindhu is maintaining her mini lead. 13-11 now.
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At the interval, Sindhu is up 11-10.
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Sindhu inches ahead for the first time to 10-9
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And it is 9-9.
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They are engaged in a fierce, neck and neck competition...8-8
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Sindhu once again fought back like a champion! It is 6-6.
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Kawakami is playing fast-paced badminton and Sindhu is struggling a bit now.  It is 5-3 for the Japanese.
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But she responds fast. It is 2-2.
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It is a slow start for Sindhu. She now trails Kawakami 0-2.
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And we are under way!
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Saina has won her second round match. And that means if Sindhu too wins her match, there will a blockbuster all-Indian quarter-final tomorrow.
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The match will begin shortly.
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The match is scheduled at 7.45pm IST
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Good evening and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the India Open second round match of PV Sindhu. The third seed is looking to set up a blockbuster quarter-final clash with her compatriot and sixth seed Saina Nehwal.

But before that, she has the talented teenager Saena Kawakami to deal with. The 19-year-old reached the finals of the US Open and the Chinese Taipei Masters last year, so Sindhu cannot afford to take her lightly.

This is their first meeting.