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World Badminton Championships 2018, Women's Singles, Final: PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin, Live Match Updates

Final Score: Carolina Marin bt PV Sindhu; 21-19, 21-10.
Updated: 05 August 2018 14:36 IST - Published: 05 August 2018 11:01 IST
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Unfortunately, Sindhu has to settle for a silver medal. However, that in itself is a monumental achievement considering the quality of shuttlers who were fighting for the title. 
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MARIN WINS THE BWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE! The Spaniard is the winner in the Women's Singles category after she absolutely thrashed Sindhu in the second game! Great, great badminton all around from Marin, who deservedly wins the final! 

Final Score: Carolina Marin bt PV Sindhu; 21-19, 21-10. 
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Match point, Marin. 
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TWO straight mistakes from Marin. Perhaps, the Spaniard has relaxed a bit ever since going into the lead. 10-19. 
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Marin hits the shuttle out! Sindhu gets the point. 8-19. 
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Marin is withing two points of the title! 7-19. 
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Sindhu with a stunning cross-court drop! However, Marin is too far ahead of the Indian. 7-18. 
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Stunning smash by Sindhu! The Indian shuttler smashes the winner after Marin gifted her an easy opportunity. However, it is surely too little too late for Sindhu. 6-17. 
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5-17 as Marin hits an awkward shot which flies outside the court. 
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Sindhu hits the shuttle outside. 4-17. 
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Marin within five points of victory. 4-16. 
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Sindhu challenging ref's call, who claims that the shuttle flew outside the court. The challenge is unsuccessful for Sindhu, which gives Marin an ELEVEN point lead! 4-15. 
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A ten point lead for the Spaniard in Game 2. 
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Marin wins the very next one, however. 4-14. 
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4-13. Sindhu with a point as the shuttle lands outside her court. 
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Marin lets out a loud scream as Sindhu's shot flies out-of-bounds! The Spaniard is close to the coveted crown and she knows it! 3-13. 
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Sindhu finally breaks Marin's monopoly over the game as she gets the first point after the break. 3-11. 
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Carolina Marin is playing some brilliant badminton here. She is not giving Sindhu any chance of getting back into the game. The result of which is an nine point lead for Marin! 2-11. 
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Sindhu hits the shuttle outside the court! Marin reaches eleven points and we have a mid-game break. 
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Marin looks to have hit a stunning cross-court smash. The ref, however, calls it out. Marin challenges and wins the point. 2-10. 
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Sindhu loses the challenge, which gives Marin a seven point lead! 2-9. 
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Sindhu challenging the ref's call here, who claims that the shuttle landed outside the court. 
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Stunning, stunning badminton all around! Sindhu replies to Marin's brilliant smash, with an amazing pick of her own. However, the Spanish shuttler smashes the very next one for the winner. 2-8. 
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Unlucky for Marin as the shuttle hits the net and falls in her own court. Sindhu finally gets her second point. 2-7. 
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A brilliant drop from Marin, after a couple of slick shots.The Spaniard has a great lead in Game 2. 1-7. 
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Another mistake from Sindhu as she hits the shuttle outside the court. 1-6. 
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Sindhu finally gets her first point of the second game. 1-5. 
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Five straight points for Marin! Sindhu hits the net. 0-5. 
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Four consecutive points for Marin. The Spaniard is playing some brilliant shots here! 0-4. 
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Yet another point for Marin. She wants to finish the match early. 0-3. 
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0-2 to Marin. The Spaniard in an early lead. 
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What a point to start the game! The Spaniard is a different player altogether now, moving rapidly across the court. Sindhu does well to pick up her first shot but is unable to defend her smash. 0-1. 
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Game 2 coming up! Will Sindhu find her way back into the match or will Marin be crowned the 2018 BWF World Champion? 
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However, the Spaniard makes sure that doesn't happen! Carolina Marin takes the first game as Sindhu's reply hits the net! The Spanish shuttler made more than a few errors in this game. Nonetheless, she made a good recovery and eventually took the game! 

Marin wins Game 1; 21-19. 
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Sindhu is back to within one point of Marin. The next one would level the game. 20-19. 
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Game point, Marin! 

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Marin goes into the lead with a stunning winner from the back-court! 18-19. 
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Sindhu has been called up by the match referee. She has delayed Marin's serve on a couple of occasions, as she was unprepared. This was perhaps the ref's final warning to Sindhu. 
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Marin with another stunning smash! The Spaniard produces a couple of brilliant smashes. Sindhu has a reply for the first one but cannot do anything about the follow up. 18-18. 
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Yet another error from Marin! The Spaniard hits the shuttle outside the court! Sindhu has benefited hugely from Marin's errors in this game. 18-17. 
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A lucky point for Sindhu as the shuttle hits the net and drops in Marin's court. 17-17. 
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What a stunning drop from Marin! The Spaniard hits a cross-court drop which Sindhu can't reach in time! 17-16. 
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16-16 as Marin makes an error. The Spaniard has made many costly errors in this game. 
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What a smash from Marin! The Spaniard has completely turned the game around! 16-15. 
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A huge mistake from Sindhu. She lets the shuttle out, letting Marin back in the game! 15-15!
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Marin back to withing one! 15-14. 
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15-13, Marin getting close. 
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Sindhu unable to get some height on Marin's drop as her return hits the net. 15-12. 
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Marin hits the shuttle out-of-bounds. 15-11.