PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin, Singapore Open, quarters: Marin beats Sindhu
Carolina Marin defeated PV Sindhu 21-11, 21-15 in the Singapore Superseries quarterfinal clash to advance to the semi-finals of the tournament. Get full highlights of the match between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin hereUpdated: Apr 14, 2017 17:31 IST
Carolina Marin put in a dominant display as defeated PV Sindhu 21-11, 21-15 in the quarterfinals of the Singapore Superseries. Get full highlights of the match between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin here.
17:29 hrs IST: Marin seals a commanding performance as she wins 21-11, 21-15 in the quarterfinals of the Singapore Superseries. Thoroughly dominant performance.
17:22 hrs IST: Sindhu wins a couple of points but Marin is holding her nerve calmly as she leads 17-10.
17:20 hrs IST: Marin extends her lead and she is closing in. She is leading 16-8. Slim chances now.
17:19 hrs IST: Marin continues her domination and she is leading 13-6. This has surprisingly been a one-sided affair.
17:16 hrs IST: Sindhu is hanging in there but Marin still has a six point lead. Up 11-5 in the second game.
17:15 hrs IST: Marin’s lead is 10-3 and she is on course to register a thumping win. However, Sindhu has the ability to fight back well here.
17:12 hrs IST: Marin races away to a 3-0 lead but Sindhu pulls it back. But, the Spaniard maintains the momentum and currently, she leads 6-2.
17:07 hrs IST: Carolina Marin wins the first game 21-11 against PV Sindhu. The first game lasted just 13 minutes. Superb stuff from the Spanish player.
17:04 hrs IST: Sindhu wins a point but Marin negates the advantage and she closes in on clinching the first game.
17:01 hrs IST: No let-up in the intensity from Marin as she extends the lead to 16-5. Sindhu will have to really pull herself up in the second game.
17:00 hrs IST: Marin is simply dominating. She has taken a 14-4 lead in the first game. Need something spectacular from Sindhu.
16:48 hrs IST: Marin has extended her lead to seven points. She is currently leading 11-4. She is putting Sindhu under immense pressure.
16:56 hrs IST: Marin is dominating proceedings out in the middle. She has raced away to an 8-3 lead in the first game. Sindhu struggling.
16:55 hrs IST: Marin has raced to a 5-2 lead in the first game.
16:52 hrs IST: Marin has taken a 2-0 lead in the first game. Good start for the Olympic and world champion. However, Sindhu bounces back in style and she levels 2-2.
16:50 hrs IST: Marin to serve first in this match. The head-to-head record of both these players is fascinating. Their record is tied 5-5. Can Sindhu take the lead?
16:49 hrs IST: Alright, here is the moment. Sindhu is taking on Marin. The match is about to begin.
15:13 hrs IST: Ponappa-Reddy lose 8-21 and the match 11-21, 8-21 to Lu-Huang. Sindhu-Marin match might take place in a short while.
14:57 hrs IST: Ponappa-Reddy lose the first game 11-21 to the Chinese duo of Lu-Huang. Uphill task for the Indian mixed doubles duo.
14:42 hrs IST: B Sai Praneeth enters the quarter-finals with a hard-fought 15-21, 21-14, 21-19 win over Saensomboonsuk. The Sindhu-Marin match will begin after 3 PM IST. Next up is the mixed doubles encounter where Ashwini Ponnappa and Sumeet Reddy face-off against the Chinese duo of Kai Lu and Yaqiong Huang.
India ace shuttler PV Sindhu will take on former World No 1 Carolina Marin in the quarterfinal of the Singapore Open Superseries on Friday.
Although the head-to-head count between the two is locked at 5-5, Sindhu will want to bank on her two successive victories in the recent past against her Spanish opponent. She defeated Marin two weeks back to claim her maiden Indian Open title besides winning 21-17, 21-13 in the Dubai World Superseries Finals in December.
However, it won’t be easy against the World No 2 who will want to avenge the two losses and register her first victory over Sindhu since the Rio Olympic final. The only time she managed to win in between was during the Premier Badminton League where Marin, representing Hyderabad Hunters, downed Sindhu 11-8, 12-14, 11-2 of Chennai Smashers.
Other Indians in the fray on Friday’s singles draw are B Sai Praneeth who takes on eighth seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand and Kidambi Srikanth who faces fifth seed Shi Yuqi of China. Later in the day, the mixed doubles pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa will take on the third seeded pair of Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong.
First Published: Apr 14, 2017 12:44 IST