PV Sindhu was defeated by the World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying 14-21, 10-21 in a one-sided encounter on Friday. Highlights of PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying, All England Championships badminton quarterfinal here.
22:21 hrs IST: The focus now turns to the match between Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji Hyun which you can follow here.
22:17 hrs IST: PV Sindhu looked out of touch and she never threated the World No. 1 in quite a one-sided affair.
22:14 hrs IST: That’s it! Tai Tzu Ying clinches the match 21-14, 21-10.
22:11 hrs IST: It’s not looking good for PV Sindhu at all as she trails 9-16 in the second game!
22:08 hrs IST: PV Sindhu is trailing 11-5 at the interval of the second game against Tai Tzu Ying.
22:06 hrs IST: PV Sindhu tries to fightback but the score is 5-10 against her.
22:03 hrs IST: it’s getting worse for PV Sindhu as she is currently trailing 3-6 against the World No. 1.
22:01 hrs IST: New game but same story as Tai Tzu Ying takes a 3-2 lead in the second game.
21:57 hrs IST: Tai Tzu Ying wins the first game 21-14 against PV Sindhu.
21:55 hrs IST: A flurry of errors by the Indian shuttler as PV Sindhu trails 13-18 in the first game.
21:52 hrs IST: Another unforced error by PV Sindhu as Tai Tzu Ying leads 14-12.
21:50 hrs IST: PV Sindhu trails 10-11 at the interval against Tai Tzu Ying.
21:49 hrs IST: Tai Tzu Ying fights back to take it 10-10! Game on!
21:47 hrs IST: 10-7! Great stuff by PV Sindhu!
21:46 hrs IST: It has a dominant show by PV Sindhu till now as she leads 9-5 in the first game.
21:44 hrs IST: A good show by PV Sindhu as the Indian shuttler takes a 6-4 lead.
21:42 hrs IST: PV Sindhu has made it 4-3! Brilliant comeback!
21:40 hrs IST: TaiTzu Ying takes a 2-1 lead early in the first game.
21:36 hrs IST: The match is underway!
21:30 hrs IST: We are moments away from the first match of the day which features Indian star PV Sindhu and World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying.
21:27 hrs IST: If both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are victorious in their respective matches, we will be witnessing an all-Indian semifinal on Saturday.
21:15 hrs IST: Later in the day, Sania Nehwal will face Sung Ji Hyun in another quarterfinal encounter.
21:07 hrs IST: Tai Tzu Ying has a 5-3 win-loss record against PV Sindhu.
20:43 hrs IST: PV Sindhu cruised past Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine 21-12, 21-4 in their second-round match on Thursday.
20:41 hrs IST: Welcome to the All England Open badminton championships quarterfinal match between PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying.
Tai Tzu Ying has a 5-3 win-loss record against PV Sindhu, but history will count for nothing as Sindhu, the Rio Olympics silver medallist, is on a form high in England.
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On Thursday, PV Sindhu tamed Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine in a 21-12, 21-4 second-round victory. Sindhu was hardly troubled by world No.39 Ayustine, who came under a barrage of attacks from the Indian. Sindhu won the match in 30 minutes.
Tai Tzu has fought her way to the quarters. In the second round, the top seed saved three game points in a 27-25, 21-11 win over Minatsu Mitani of Japan.
In the opening round, the World Super Series champion from Taiwan came from 16-18 down in the first game against Nitchaon Jindapol to record a professional 21-16, 21-14 victory over the world number 16 from Thailand.
Tai has yet to win a title in European conditions, though she won notable events in Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Dubai last year.