World Badminton Championships 2018: Women's Singles Round 2: PV Sindhu vs Fitriani Fitriani, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 01, 2018 16:41 IST

Sindhu def Fitriani 21-14, 21-9 in 35 minutes.


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Sindhu will likely face the ninth seed Sung Ji Hyun for a place in the quarter-finals.

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That was a pretty impressive start from Sindhu. There was absolutely no let-up in intensity from the 2017 runner-up.

She dominated the proceedings from start to finish. That will give her a lot of confidence for the next few rounds.

She is now into the pre-quarter-finals, joining Saina Nehwal. 

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Sindhu wraps up the win with ease.

Sindhu def Fitriani 21-14, 21-9 in 35 minutes.

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It's 19-8 to Sindhu as she is now two points away from win

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And Sindhu is completely dominating the proceedings here as she adds three more points.


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A rare mistake from Sindhu as she misses the sideline.

Sindhu up 14-7

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Fitriani is struggling with the high clears from Sindhu.

Errors spraying from her racquet and she now trails 5-14

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It's 11-5 to Sindhu going into the midgame interval.

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It's 9-5 to Sindhu currently.

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Sindhu is reaping rich dividends by targeting the deep corners.

She has now raced ahead to 6-3

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Fitriani comes up with a terrific angular dropshot.


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Sindhu makes a good start to the second game and opens up a 2-0 lead.

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Fitriani saved two game points but hits one shot long on Sindhu's third game point.

Sindhu takes the first game 21-14

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But Sindhu takes control soon after and goes up to 20-12

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Due to Sindhu's errors, Fitriani closed the gap to six points.


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Sindhu engaged herself in a long rally, but miscues a drop in the end.

Fitriani gets a point and trails 8-17

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Sindhu gets three consecutive points on resumption and now leads 14-7

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Sindhu has built an 11-6 advantage going into the midgame interval.

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Now Fitriani is finding it difficult to keep up with Sindhu's sharp angles.

She trails 5-9

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With a dropshot and a smash down the middle, Sindhu seizes control.

6-4 to Sindhu

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Sindhu came up with a brilliant smash but missed the line on her next shot.

Fitriani goes up to 4-3

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They are evenly poised in the early stages of this match.


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It's 1-1

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Good afternoon! The players just finished their warmup. The match is about to begin.

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Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE coverage of the Badminton World Championships. Next up in Women's Singles is: PV Sindhu vs Fitriani Fitriani

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Seeded 3rd in the tournament, PV Sindhu received a bye in Round 1. India's top shuttler will now be locking horns with the Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani. She simply could not have asked for an easier opponent in her first encounter. PV is currently ranked 3rd in the world whereas her opponent stands at 41.

Fitriani Fitriani faced Bulgarian player Linda Zetchiri in Round 1 and won the encounter 21-10, 19-21, 21-13 to set up the Round 2 clash with PV Sindhu.

Sindhu's Indian compatriot Saina is already through to Round 3 after her win against Turkey's Aliye Demirbag in the Round 2 match yesterday.

The 2017 runners-up Sindhu will not have forgotten the nail-biting final which she lost to Nozomi Okuhara. The 23-year-old is on a mission and will look to make a mark in the mega-competition.

The Rio Olympic silver medallist has a good head-to-head record against her Indonesian opponent, winning all the 4 matches in their previous meetings, and is the favourite to move on to Round 3.
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