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

Sindhu def Fitriani 21-14, 21-9 in 35 minutes.
Updated: 01 August 2018 16:41 IST - Published: 01 August 2018 12:40 IST
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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.

17-7
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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.

2-2
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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.

12-18
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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.

2-2
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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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