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PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying, Asian Games 2018 women’s badminton singles final: As it happened

PV Sindhu clinched a historic silver medal after going down 13-21, 16-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in the Asian Games 2018 women’s badminton singles final on Tuesday.

By HT Correspondent | Aug 28, 2018 13:17 IST

Live Updates: PV Sindhu clinched silver after losing 13-21, 16-21 against World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s badminton singles final at Asian Games 2018. Earlier, Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to reach the Asian Games badminton finals after defeating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi. Till that point, Syed Modi’s bronze in men’s singles at the 1982 Games in New Delhi was the only individual medal for India at the Asian Games. Saina Nehwal claimed the bronze medal after losing to Tai Tzu Ying in the semifinals. (Medals Tally) (India at Asian Games)

13:06 hrs IST

India’s record medal tally

13:01 hrs IST

Appreciation from Kidambi Srikanth

12:58 hrs IST

Heartbreak for Sindhu

PV Sindhu never looked in control against Tai Tzu Ying as she signed off as India’s first silver-medallist in Asian Games badminton. On the other hand, it was a brilliant show by the World No. 1 who claimed her first Asian Games medal.

12:53 hrs IST

Sindhu gets silver

PV Sindhu gets sliver after losing to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying 13-21, 16-21 in Women’s Singles Badminton final

12:48 hrs IST

Sindhu trails 11-16

Two back-to-back points for Sindhu but another unforced error means that she still trails 11-16 in the second game.

12:44 hrs IST

Sindhu trails 7-11

Sindhu trails 11-7 against Tai Tzu Ying in the second game of Women’s Singles Badminton final. This is not looking good for the 23-year old.

12:42 hrs IST

Tai Tzu eyes gold

9-5 lead in the second game and Tai Tzu Yin will be dreaming of the gold medal already. it has been a masterclass from the top-ranked shuttler and it has not been SIndhu’s day till now as she trails 9-7.

12:39 hrs IST

Sindhu on back foot

Drop shots have been the main weapon for Tai Tzu Ying and PV Sindhu seems to have no answers to them. The domination continues as Sindhu trails 4-3.

12:34 hrs IST

Sindhu loses first game

A brilliant show by Tai Tzu Ying and she has taken the first game 21-13. It has a great performance by the World No. 1 and Sindhu will need something special to make a comeback!

12:30 hrs IST

Getting close

This has been a good passage of play for PV Sindhu as she fought back after a terrible start. The Indian shuttler is relying on her reach and it has served her well in long rallies. Sindhu trails 10-15.

12:27 hres IST

Sindhu trails at break

It’s break in the first game and Sindhu is trailing 7-11. Both players are not approaching the net and right now, the gameplay has mainly been about shot placements.

12:25 hrs IST

Sindhu fights back

It’s 8-4 right now but PV Sindhu is fighting back with some good smashes. However, the placement of Tai Tzu Ying’s shots have been quite phenomenal.

12:21 hrs IST

Terrible start

Tai Tzu Ying is performing brilliantly as she has taken a 5-1 lead against PV Sindhu. The World No. 1 is looking in brilliant form and the Indian is under pressure straight away.

12:18 hrs IST

First point

The first point goes to Tai Tzu Yin. An unforced error by PV Sindhu.

12:14 hrs IST

It’s almost time

We are minutes away from the start of the match and a billion Indians will be following every shot of this encounter. PV Sindhu can become the first Indian shuttler to clinch a gold medal at Asian Games!

11:59 hrs IST

In Other News

Asian Games organisers have cracked down on boozing in the athletes’ villages, Indonesian officials said Monday, warning competitors that the consumption of alcohol is “not allowed” and unhealthy.

11:49 hrs IST

India wins another silver

The Indian women’s archery team gets the silver medal. South Korea won the gold with a final score of 231-228. Valiant performance from India regardless!

11:40 hrs IST

PV SIndhu not bothered by challenge

“I never thought negative for a moment. I was always thinking about improving with each match. It is a big competition and there are no easy matches. Hope to go all the way tomorrow,” she said.

11:36 hrs IST

Big moment for India

PV Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of badminton singles competition at the Asian Games. It will be the first time India will have two singles shuttlers standing on the podium in the continental Games.

11:25 hrs IST

Video: PV Sindhu in action

11:18 hrs IST

Sindhu confident

11:13 hrs IST

Sindhu’s run to the final

PV Sindhu had a couple of scares enroute to the final and in the semis, she defeated the World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi on Japan. The 23-year old clinched the match 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 in 66 minutes.

11:03 hrs IST

Sindhu laments Saina’s loss

PV Sindhu said it was unfortunate that it could not be an all Indian final with Saina Nehwal losing to Tai Tzu Ying.

“She lost but she played well. I could not see the entire match but she played well in the second set. I was hoping to meet her in the final,” she said.

10:55 hrs IST

Saina on Tai Tzu Ying

“She has a complete game where you don’t know where to play her and where to get the points, I was really confused there. Her net is quite strong, she has variety of shots from the net, so you have the chance to play at the back and open up the court, that’s why I thought at the start I could play deep back initially.”

10:50 hrs IST

Vinesh Phogat’s engagement

Vinesh Phogat got engaged to long-time boyfriend Somvir Rathi on Saturday upon her return from Jakarta after winning an Asian Games 2018 gold medal. Read full story here.

10:42 hrs IST

History lesson

TRIVIA: Syed Modi’s bronze in men’s singles at the 1982 Games in New Delhi was the only individual medal for India at the Asian Games.

10:36 hrs IST

Sindhu’s final woes

The Rio Olympics runner-up PV Sindhu has often been criticized for not landing the final punch, having lost a few major finals, including two straight World Championships summit clashes.

It was only at the 2016 Rio Olympics where Sindhu last got the better of Tzu Ying.

10:25 hrs IST

Gopichand on Sindhu

“Sindhu has done very well consistently to get to the finals. I hope we have a good match tomorrow,” Gopichand said as PV Sindhu reached the final. “Sindhu is one of the peoples with power and speed who can pull this off,” he added.

10:20 hrs IST

India’s medal tally

India now is ninth in the medal standings with 41 medals (8 gold, 13 silver and 20 bronze). Global superpower China leads the table with 191 medals, followed by Japan (136 medals) and South Korea (106 medals).

10:13 hrs IST

Sindhu’s achievements

Sindhu is already the first Indian to reach the final of an Olympics—a feat she achieved in the 2016 Rio Games—and the first from the country to reach two World Championship finals. Here’s a look at some of her greatest achievements.

10:01 hrs IST

Head-to-Head record

Overall, Tai Tzu Ying has a 9-3 record against PV Sindhu and incidentally, she enjoys a similar dominance over Saina Nehwal, whom she defeated in the semifinals.

09:54 hrs IST

Saina’s advice

“You have to have that game to beat her, to properly plan. World Championship and the Games were quite close, so we did not have enough time to prepare but I tried. It’s not like that you cant beat her. It’s not impossible. You have to have a complete game because she has those deceptive shots to come out of difficult situations.”

09:45 hrs IST

Saina won bronze

India’s Saina Nehwal had to settle for bronze after suffering a 21-17, 21-14 defeat in the semifinals. The 28-year-old’s bronze is the first individual badminton medal at the Asian Games for India in 36 years.

09:41 hrs IST

Sindhu’s feat

After defeating World No.2 Akane Yagamuchi of Japan 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 in the semis, the 23-year-old became the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of badminton singles competition at the Asian Games.

09:31 hrs IST

History beckons

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the women’s singles badminton final between PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying. India have never won a silver or gold medal in badminton at the Asian Games and as a result, this is a huge moment for PV Sindhu and the entire nation.

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