Final score: 21-13, 21-16 win for India's PV Sindhu
And she converts her first match point for THE WIN!! PV SINDHU is through to the second round!!!
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.
And Yulia is not giving up! She has fought her way to take the lead again at 16-14.
The Indonesian inched ahead to 14-13 before the China Open winner once more came back for 14-14.
On resumption, the Indonesian has taken a couple of points to level the game again, 12-12
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.
The Indian has soon come back to halt the Indonesian's march for 9-9.
In a turnaround, it is Yulia who has the upper hand now and she is up 8-6
Yulia managed to snatch the lead for a brief period as she led 5-4 before the Indian levelled it for 5-5.
GAME 2The 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
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.
The Indonesian has taken two points to reduce the deficit to 12-19.
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
At the mid-game interval, the Indian has built a six-point lead (11-5) over the World No. 119.
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.
The China Open champion has steered her way up to a 5-3 lead after initially trailing behind 1-2.
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.
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.