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Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu vs Anura Prabhudesai Live Commentary and Match Updates

PV Sindhu beats Anura Prabhudesai, 21-9, 21-11.
Updated: 25 January 2017 19:25 IST - Published: 25 January 2017 18:45 IST
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That wraps up our live coverage of the 2017 Syed Modi International first round. Hope you enjoyed it. Do join us for the second round coverage tomorrow.
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Sindhu next faces another talented Indian teenager - the 19-year-old Lalita Dahiya, who is ranked 386th.
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Anura is still only 18 but this experience will surely help her a long way in her career.
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That was some domination by Sindhu who played just as was expected from her! 
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PV Sindhu WINS, 21-9, 21-11.
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And the top seed has reached match points at 20-11.
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Prabhudesai takes a point to reduce the deficit to 11-18.
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It is 17-10 now for the Olympic medallist.
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And she adds two more points to her tally to build a six-point lead at 15-9.
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It is still a four-point gap at 13-9. Sindhu in control here.
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And Sindhu has accelerated to grab four points and build a big 11-7 advantage at the mid-game interval.
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But the top seed soon makes it, 7-7.
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Wow! Prabhudesai takes 3 points on the trot to snatch the lead, 7-5.
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The second game is more competitive in the initial stages. The teenager has managed to prevent Sindhu from running away with the game so far. It is 5-4 for Sindhu.
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Young Anura could take only two more points in the first game before her highly-accomplished rival wrapped it up, 21-9.
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She has very much separated herself from Prabhudesai and has gone up, 17-7.
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Sindhu continues to dominate thoroughly post-break and has raced ahead to 13-7.
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At the break, Sindhu has an 11-7 lead.
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It is 10-6 for the top seed.
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Sindhu has asserted herself very early on in this match as her young opponent continues to feel the heat.
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Good evening and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the 2017 Syed Modi International first round match between Indians PV Sindhu and Anura Prabhudesai. Sindhu is the top seed and the biggest star in the women's singles draw after the pull-out by the two-time champion Saina Nehwal.

This is Sindhu's first official match of the new season although she did play some of the top shuttlers during the Chennai Smashers' title-winning campaign at the Premier Badminton League Season 2.

Prabhudesai is 18-year-old and ranked 284th currently. The Rio Olympic silver medallist is expected to win this match comfortably.