PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi, Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017 highlights: Yamaguchi wins title
Akane Yamaguchi of Japan edged out India’s PV Sindhu 15-21, 21-12, 21-19 to win the Dubai World Superseries Finals title. Catch highlights of PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi, Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017, badminton, here.Updated: Dec 17, 2017 17:25 IST
PV Sindhu suffered an agonising defeat in the final of Dubai World Superseries Finals on Sunday as she went down 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 to Akane Yamaguchi in a thrilling title clash. Catch highlights of PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi, Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017, badminton, here.
17:19 hrs IST: It’s all over! Heartbreak from PV Sindhu as Yamaguchi wins the game 21-19 to win the season-ending Dubai World Superseries Finals in Dubai.
17:17 hrs IST: Yamaguchi has a championship point. She leads 20-19.
17:13 hrs IST: It’s 18-18 in the decider! Sindhu with a superb winner!
17:10 hrs IST: It’s heading for a photo finish in Dubai. PV Sindhu trails 16-17 in the final game.
17:08 hrs IST: Yamaguchi takes a crucial two-point lead. She leads 17-15 in the decider.
17:05 hrs IST: Yamaguchi wins back-to-back points to lead 15-14 in the decider.
17:01 hrs IST: It’s 13-13 in the decider now, and both players look tired.
16:56 hrs IST: Sindhu leads 12-10 in the final game.
16:50 hrs IST: Sindhu takes a 10-7 lead in the deciding game.
16:46 hrs IST: It’s 5-5 in the deciding game. Yamaguchi has momentum on her side.
16:44 hrs IST: Sindhu takes a 4-0 lead, but Yamaguchi comes back to win the next three points.
16:39 hrs IST: Sindhu takes a 2-0 lead in the decider, but she looks tired and takes a moments to catch her breath.
16:34 hrs IST: Akane Yamaguchi wins the second game 21-12. The match now moves into a deciding game.
16:31 hrs IST: 16-11 to Yamaguchi now.
16:28 hrs IST: Sindhu trails 10-13 in the second game.
16:23 hrs IST: Yamaguchi leads 10-8 in the seond game.
16:20 hrs IST: Great resilience from Yamaguchi. She makes it 8-8 in the second game.
16:15 hrs IST: Sindhu now leads 6-2 in the second game.
16:13 hrs IST: Sindhu takes a 4-0 lead in the second game.
16:08 hrs IST: PV Sindhu wins the first game 21-15. She is one game away from the title now.
16:05 hrs IST: It’s 18-13 to Sindhu now.
16:03 hrs IST: Yamaguchi fights back with three straight points. Sindhu’s lead has been cut short to 14-13 now.
16:00 hrs IST: Two more points for Sindhu. She leads 13-8 in the first game.
15:58 hrs IST: Brilliant recovery from PV Sindhu and she takes an 11-8 lead.
15:54 hrs IST: It’s 8-8 in the first game.
15:52 hrs IST: Yamaguchi takes a 7-5 lead in the first game.
15:49 hrs IST: Sindhu wins a point after Yamaguchi races to a 4-2 lead.
15:47 hrs IST: Yamaguchi levels it up almost immediately. It’s 2-2 in Dubai!
15:45 hrs IST: PV Sindhu takes an early 2-0 lead in the first game.
15:22 hrs IST: In the mixed doubles final, Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen of China have defeated Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet of Chinese Taipei 21-15, 22-20. Sindhu’s final against Yamaguchi will now start shortly.
14:45 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the final of Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017 between PV Sindhu and Akane Yamaguchi.
Sindhu holds the edge over Yamaguchi in career head-to-head. In their seven meetings so far, Sindhu has won on five occasions while Yamaguchi has won twice.
Sindhu is ranked three in the BWF world rankings, while Yamaguchi is placed one spot ahead of her.
Earlier on Saturday, Sindhu defeated Chen Yufei, ranked eighth, 21-15, 21-18 in a 58-minute contest at the Sheikh Hamdan Indoor Stadium.
Yamaguchi, on the other hand, won 17-21, 21-12, 21-19 against world number 6 Ratchanok Intanon.
First Published: Dec 17, 2017 14:48 IST