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As it happened: PV Sindhu vs Kim Hyo Min, 21-16, 21-14

Live coverage of PV Sindhu's first round match
Updated: 22 August 2017 19:28 IST - Published: 22 August 2017 18:26 IST
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It has been a good campaign for India's singles shuttlers so far with Srikanth Kidambi, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Tanvi Lad and Rituparna Das all winning their respective first round matches.

Here's hoping for more good news in the coming days.

And with that hope, we wrap up our liveblog. Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of Saina Nehwal's first round. Till then stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the BWF World Championships 2017.

Goodbye!
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Sindhu's third round opponent would be the winner of the second round contest between the 13th seed Cheung Ngan Yi and Evgeniya Kosetskaya.
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Kim was supposed to be a dangerous first round opponent because of her win against the Indian in their last showdown.

But Sindhu smartly averted any danger. It has been a convincing display against an opponent of calibre. This should stand her in good stead.
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FINAL SCORE: PV Sindhu beats Kim Hyo Min, 21-16, 21-14
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Sindhu slams shut the Korean's comeback to win it 21-14
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19-14 now....some last-minute drama in store for us?
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It's 19-13 for the Indian presently
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Just two points away from the win now
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Sindhu now staves off the Korean's challenge to advance to 19-12
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Again the match has slowed down....Kim is trying to wear Sindhu down with her defence...so far it has not worked well for the Korean.
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17-11 for the fourth seed...will she be able to finish things now?
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Yet another point for the Korean...11-16
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Kim takes a point....10-16
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And 16-9 it is
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15-9 now for the Indian
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The aggressor in Sindhu shows up at the right time....up 14-9
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Kim is unfazed....she is still trying every way to halt the Sindhu juggernaut....9-12
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The Indian is definitely trying to make her intentions clear.
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Sindhu bags a quick point on resumption...12-8
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Sindhu takes an 11-8 lead at the interval
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Kim has come back to make it 8-10...getting tight now
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The Korean shows her resilience again...makes it 7-10
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10-6 for Sindhu
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It's 9-5 now
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Sindhu inches ahead to 9-4
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Builds on it further at 8-3
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And the Indian is in the groove now! The fourth seed is cruising at 7-3
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But Sindhu jumps out to a TWO-POINT lead again...5-3
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The Korean does come back after all....trails 3-4
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Can she extend her lead now or will the Korean come back?
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And Sindhu has started asserting herself again...up now 4-2
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3-2 now for Sindhu
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It's all level...2-2
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It's 2-1 now for the Indian
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SECOND GAME

Sindhu grabs a long rally to build a 1-0 lead
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FIRST GAME GOES TO SINDHU....21-16
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It's not over yet! Another long rally goes to the Korean....she makes it 16-20
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Kim saves one...15-20
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SIX GAME POINTS FOR THE FOURTH SEED....Sindhu is up 20-14
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It's 19-14 for the India No. 1
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A determined Kim has once again reduced the deficit to just FIVE points...trailing 13-18
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Sindhu leads 18-12 now
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17-11 now....long rallies have been the order of the day
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17-10 now for the Indian
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The Korean trails 10-16 now
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Kim is not willing to let Sindhu run away with this game....9-15
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And she has inched ahead to 15-8
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14-8 for the Indian
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The pace of the match has slowed down considerably..Sindhu's defence is being tested....13-8
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And it 8-12 now...Kim did win their last encounter at the Australian Open last year. So Sindhu needs to be careful.