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PV Sindhu vs Sun Yu 2016 China Open Badminton Final Live Updates Online

PV Sindhu defeats Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11
Updated: 20 November 2016 13:36 IST - Published: 20 November 2016 11:11 IST
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PV Sindhu WINS HER FIRST EVER SUPERSERIES TITLE!!!!!!! Full score: 21-11, 17-21, 21-11.

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And PV Sindhu does it, 21-11

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This is now a mirror image of the opening game. Post-interval, the game has become pretty one-sided with Sindhu relentlessly making her march towards the finish line. Sindhu up 19-10

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Sun made an attempt to throw Sindhu off her rhythm with some exquisite touch at the net. But the Indian was prepared to hit back by varying the height of the shuttle that Sun found hard to counter and ended with a return right at the Chinese player's body. Currently, Sindhu ahead 15-9

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Sindhu maintains her lead to go into the interval with an 11-8 scoreline.

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Sun Yu has taken two points in a row to close it to 8-10

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Sindhu has begun to accelerate here and the crowd is desperate to see their girl back into it. Sindhu up 9-6

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This is undoubtedly a lot different from the Sun Yu that we saw in the first game who struggled even to return the easiest shots. With the crowd behind her, the Chinese has been able to find an extra gear. Currently, it is a gritty battle with both the lead swinging both sides. Score: 6-6

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But the Chinese turned out to be pretty unfazed by it and has now taken three points on the trot to surge ahead to 4-3

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GAME 3

Early stages and it is Sindhu who takes a 3-1 lead.

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They are one game apiece now. Sindhu took the first game 21-11, Sun Yu storms back to take the second, 21-17.

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A high angular smash from Sun Yu closes it out as Sindhu struggled to return it. 

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Sindhu saves one for 17-20

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The crowd is now loving every moment of it. The support has been a big part of the turnaround. Sun Yu has run away to 20-16 with four game points in hand.

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The Indian evened it at 16-16 before the Chinese regained the lead again for 18-16

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The string of points has rattled the Indian and Sindhu is conceding errors now. After six points on the trot, Sun leads 16-14

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Clearly being more confident, the Chinese has now evened the score at 14-14. Now Sindhu needs to be careful.

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Sun's lack of speed has proved to be the bane for her. But she is trying here to make up for it by adding some nice touches at the net and take Sindhu by surprise. The strategy has been working now and she is now just one point behind the Indian at 13-14.

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After the break, the Chinese came back with more confidence and took two quick points to lessen the gap to 9-11. But Sindhu displayed admirable anticipation skills to end a rally with a blistering backhand winner and surge ahead to 13-9.

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Sun Yu committed a grave error of touching the tape even before the rally got over. Whatever momentum she had built, slipped away after that. Sindhu once more soars to an 11-7 lead at half-time.

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Buoyed by the crowd, a pumped-up Sun is finally bringing in variation. Long rallies are now the order of the day and the Chinese is currently doing a fine job by cutting down on her unforced errors. They are tied at 6-6

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Sun is trying her best to move the Indian around the court by alternating between side-to-side shots and down-the-line shots. Even though it was good idea, she has not been able to keep her mounting errors in check. Thus, Sindhu once more has the upper hand as she leads 5-3

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GAME 2

Sun Yu will be looking to push back the setback and make it a good start here. Currently, they are tied at 1-1.

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Sindhu does have a tendency to go off the boil after building up great leads. She cannot afford to repeat that here. 

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With a superb net play, the Indian closes out the opening game 21-11 to take a one-game lead.

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The lanky Indian is finding no difficulty even in retrieving the low dropshots. This is top class display from the Indian! She is ahead 19-9 which she extends to 20-10

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Much to the delight of Indian badminton fans this is pretty much a one-sided show in the first game. Sindhu is up now, 17-7

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With her body language looking absolutely fired up, the Indian is peppering the court right now with her blazing winners. Sindhu has come here to win as she races ahead to 14-7

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Sindhu now storms to 11-5 at the interval, looking every bit the player who won the Olympic medal.

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Sun Yu trying her best to reduce the deficit and she is now 5-10 as the Chinese crowd looks in silence.

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Currently playing an error-free game, Sindhu's angular smashes are doing all the damage. She leads 9-3 while the Chinese is clearly feeling the wight of expectations.

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Looking thoroughly determined and confident, the Indian has surged ahead to 7-2, already building a big gap.

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Sindhu is off to a blazing start and is up 5-2

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Their styles are similar with both being attacking players. An exciting battle should be on the cards.

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The players are on court now and the match is about to begin very soon.

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We have to wait for some more time for this match as the preceding women's doubles final is yet to finish.

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Eighth seeded Sun Yu leads their head-to-head meetings, 5-3 and even won their most recent showdown that happened at the Swiss Open in 2014. Besides, she would also have the support of the home crowd. So this won't be easy for the Indian seventh seed. But if Sindhu keeps up with her fearless attitude there is no reason why she cannot have success today. Read our preview of the final here:

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Now, the onus is on Sindhu to replicate Saina's 2014 feat today. Sindhu hasn't exactly been flawless throughout her campaign at this Fuzhou tournament. But what is impressive is how she has managed to remain calm under pressure that helped to steer difficult matches in her favour. She acquired this newfound calmness and courage during her Rio Olympics silver medal-winning run and would need plenty of that during the final today.

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Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the China Open final. All eyes on PV Sindhu today as she aims to grab her maiden Superseries title. She missed out on breaking the duck last year when she reached the Denmark Open final.

But here is another big opportunity. China Open has been India's happy hunting ground of late. In 2014, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth brought home double glory while Saina backed up that win by making it to the final yet again the very next year.