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PV Sindhu vs Susanto Yulia Yosephin Hong Kong Open First Round Live Updates Online

Updated: 23 November 2016 20:17 IST - Published: 23 November 2016 19:28 IST
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Final score: 21-13, 21-16 win for India's PV Sindhu

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And she converts her first match point for THE WIN!! PV SINDHU is through to the second round!!!

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But that was all she could manage to do. The Indian has grabbed the lead to take six points in a row and go up 20-16 with four match points in hand.

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And Yulia is not giving up! She has fought her way to take the lead again at 16-14.

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The Indonesian inched ahead to 14-13 before the China Open winner once more came back for 14-14.

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On resumption, the Indonesian has taken a couple of points to level the game again, 12-12

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And it was beyond any doubt that the Indian will soon be grabbing the lead. She exactly does that and leaps ahead to 11-9 at the interval.

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The Indian has soon come back to halt the Indonesian's march for 9-9.

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In a turnaround, it is Yulia who has the upper hand now and she is up 8-6

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Yulia managed to snatch the lead for a brief period as she led 5-4 before the Indian levelled it for 5-5.

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GAME 2

The second game has turned out to be more competitive and the Indonesian is trying her best to stay in close touch. Sindhu is currently ahead only marginally, 4-3

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The Indian stops any comeback from the Indonesian to surge ahead to 20-13 and in no time, converts her first game point to take the opener, 21-13.

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The Indonesian has taken two points to reduce the deficit to 12-19.

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It is the same scene even post-interval. Sindhu is looking every bit the player who won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and last week's China Open. The huge gulf in their rankings is also evident as the Indian quickly soars to 18-10

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At the mid-game interval, the Indian has built a six-point lead (11-5) over the World No. 119.

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Sindhu is looking extremely confident now. Oozing with determination, the aggressive shuttler has raced to a 7-4 lead which she extends to 10-4.

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The China Open champion has steered her way up to a 5-3 lead after initially trailing behind 1-2.

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Earlier in the day, India's other shuttle queen Saina Nehwal won her first match since knee surgery and Sindhu should be looking to join her compatriot in Round 2.

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Good evening and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the Hong Kong Open. PV Sindhu has come to the Hong Kong Open Superseries with her confidence level absolutely sky-high. She won her maiden Superseries title at the China Open and will be eager to carry that form forward here.