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As it happened - PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying, Australian Open 2017 Quarter-finals

PV Sindhu lost to the World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying, 21-10, 20-22, 16-21.
Updated: 23 June 2017 13:42 IST - Published: 23 June 2017 11:45 IST
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Irrespective of the result, it has been a valiant effort from Sindhu, considering Tai's recent dominance on the BWF Tour.
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That error from Sindhu after receiving her only match point will continue to haunt....she played one of her best matches vs Tai, yet lost
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With some stupendous finesse and deception, the World No. 1 comes back from the brink to win, 10-21, 22-20, 21-16
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Tai wins!!!!
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Sindhu saves one match point...16-20
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20-15..FIVE MATCH POINTS
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It's all Tai now as she has got into her groove....19-15
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18-15
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Can Sindhu come back?
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And she build on it 17-15
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Tai makes her way forward...16-15
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And 15-15....very little to separate the two....it is a question of who wants it more now!
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It's a tense situation now...who will be able to hold her nerves till the end?
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The rallies are getting longer and more competitive and so far Tai has had the upper hand in them....14-14
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It is 14-11.....Sindhu still has it going her way
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Remember it was 13-10 for Sindhu in the second game until Tai came storming back to snatch the lead? Sindhu has to be careful this time!
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It's 13-10 for Sindhu
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12-9 now
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Sindhu takes an 11-9 lead at half-time
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It continues to be close and gritty...Sindhu 10-9
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9-9
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Sindhu finally gets a point...9-8
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Without any surprise, we are swiftly back to 8-8
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And now it's just a solitary point lead for Sindhu as Tai grabs 3 consecutive points
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It's NOT OVER and Sindhu cannot be complacent! Tai has surged back to 6-8
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8-4...the gap is of four points now!
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And 7-4 for the Indian. Is Tai feeling the heat now?
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And she makes it 6-4
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It's a TWO-POINT ADVANTAGE for Sindhu now...4-2
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Tai gets her first point...1-2
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And the Indian goes up further...2-0
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THIRD GAME

Sindhu takes the first point 1-0
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Tai cashes in on her second chance....Sindhu's drop goes long and Tai takes the second game, 22-20
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Sindhu's shot goes WIDE....20-20
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Tai finds the net....match point for Sindhu at 20-19
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19-19
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Sindhu forces an error off Tai...leads 19-18
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And Sindhu makes it 18-18
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Sindhu has found some of her fire back....17-18 now
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The trick shots at the net are back and so is Tai BACK! Looking more and more confident now as she increases her lead to 18-14
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16-13
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And she adds another....Tai up 15-13
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Four-points in a row for the top seed to go up to 14-13
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And it is all level at 13-13
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Sindhu made it 13-10 but two errors cost her 2 points...13-12 now
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After the break, Tai has closed the gap to 10-12....will there be a fightback?
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And PV Sindhu brings out her fiery aggression to snatch the lead right as they headed to the break....11-8 for the Indian!
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8-8
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Tai inches ahead to 8-7
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