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PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin Final: BWF World Championships as it happened, PV Sindhu loses final to Carolina Marin

PV Sindhu lost her second straight BWF World Championships final, going down in final 19-21, 10-21 in 45 minutes to Carolina Marin in Nanjing, China

By Himanshu Dhingra | Aug 06, 2018 08:44 IST
highlights

It was another heartache for PV Sindhu as she lost her second consecutive BWF World Championships final, this time to Carolina Marin of Spain. Sindhu started brightly and at one stage led by as many as 5 points in the first game. However Marin, who has won two titles at BWF Championships, upped her game to make a comeback and take the first game 21-19. It was all downhill for Sindhu in the second game as she never got going and lost the game 10-21.

As it happened.

14:37 hrs IST

ALL OVER

That’s It, it’s all over for PV Sindhu, she has lost the final to Carolina Marin, Another heartbreak for her after losing last year’s final as well. Final score 19-21, 10-21.

14:32 hrs IST

Slight improvement

There has been a slight improvement from PV Sindhu but it looks like an uphill battle from here. Sindhu trails 19-7 against Marin.

14:25 hrs IST

A Bridge too far?

Carolina Marin is now 11-2 ahead in game 2, her game has totally flummoxed Sindhu, If something doesn’t change drastically, it will be over soon.

14:21 hrs IST

Marin skating ahead

Carolina Marin has skated ahead in the second game. Sindhu is struggling, she is now 8-2 down . she made a remarkable comeback on Saturday, another one of those effort is needed now.

14:18 hrs IST

Marin starts strongly

Carolina Marin has started strongly in game two as well, she leads 4-0, Sindu needs to up her game or this match is gone.

14:14 hrs IST

Sindhu loses game 1

After being five points at 14-9 , PV Sindhu has contrived to lose the first game. She needs to win the next game to stay alive in the final! can she do it?

14:08 hrs IST

Fightback

Carolina Marin has now drawn level against Sindhu, she has won 4 consecutive points and the score stands at 15-15.

14:04 hrs IST

Sindhu dominant

The three point lead has now become a five point lead. A long rally was just won by Sindhu. 9-14 the current score.

14:00 hrs IST

Back and forth

PV Sindhu is leading 8-11 currently but there has been a lot of changes in the match, a point here, a point there.

13:55 hrs IST

Sindhu in ascendancy

After trailing early on Sindhu is now leading in the first game, she now has a three point lead in the first game. 8-5 the score.

13:52 hrs IST

Sindhu claws back

Marin took an early 3-1 lead in the first game but Sindhu has clawed back and the first game is now level at 3-3

13:46 hrs IST

Warm-ups

PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin are out on the court and are currently warming up. The match is to begin soon.

13:35 hrs IST

Other results

Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara have won the women’s double title, while Zheng Siwei and Chnhuang Yaqiong have won the mixed-doubles title.

12:50 hrs IST

First Indian

PV Sindhu will become the first Indian to win the event should she get the better of Carolina Marin in the final today.

12:15 hrs IST

Making amends

This is Sindhu’s second final of the competition.She lost to Nozomi Okuhara in the final last year. The 23-year-old will be looking to make amends for her loss by winning the title this year.

12:02 hrs IST

Revenge on Sindhu’s mind

Carolina Marin has a slight edge against PV Sindhu in head to heads, the Spaniard leads 6-5, Marin also beat Sindhu to the gold medal at 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

11:35 hrs IST

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the final of BWF World Championships. India’s PV Sindhu takes on Carolina Marin of Spain.