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India Open 2017, PV Sindhu vs Sung Ji Hyun in Semis: As It Happened

News18.com | April 1, 2017, 7:10 PM IST
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Catch all the live action of the India Open 2017 semi-final clash between PV Sindhu and Sung Ji Hyun through our live blog.

Preview:

Rio Olympics 2016 silver medallist PV Sindhu outclassed compatriot Saina Nehwal 21-16, 22-20 in straight games to book her place in the semi-finals on Friday.

While Sung Ji Hyun thumped Ratchanok Intanon 21-16, 22-20 to book a place into the last four.

Apr 1, 2017 6:48 pm (IST)

Sindhu will now face Carolina Marin in the final of the competition. 

Apr 1, 2017 6:47 pm (IST)

Sindhu wins 21-18, 14-21, 21-14 to progress into the final of the competition. 

Apr 1, 2017 6:46 pm (IST)

That's it then, SIndhu has beaten Sung Ji 21-14 in the final game to enter the final of the India Open 2017 Superseries event.

Apr 1, 2017 6:46 pm (IST)

Game point for Sindhu after a brilliant net play by the Indian star. The score reads 20-14.

Apr 1, 2017 6:44 pm (IST)

Back to back points for Sung Ji as she cuts down Sindhu's lead to 14-19.

Apr 1, 2017 6:43 pm (IST)

Sung Ji hits the shuttle into the net as the Indian now extends her lead to 18-12.

Apr 1, 2017 6:42 pm (IST)

Sung JI hits a long shot way past the baseline as Sindhu now leads 17-11 and just four points away from final.

Apr 1, 2017 6:41 pm (IST)

Another unforced error by Sung Ji as Sindhu now leads 16-11.

Apr 1, 2017 6:39 pm (IST)

Sindhu hit three smashes in one point out of which two was picked by Sung Ji but the third one landed outside the court. Sindhu leads 15-11.

Apr 1, 2017 6:38 pm (IST)

Spinning net shot by Sung Ji as she cuts Sundhu's lead to 11-14.

Apr 1, 2017 6:38 pm (IST)

Another unforced error by Sung Ji as her shot goes way past the baseline. Sindhu leads 14-10.

Apr 1, 2017 6:37 pm (IST)

Powerful cross court from smash from Sindhu to extend her lead to 13-10.

Apr 1, 2017 6:36 pm (IST)

Sung Ji hits a smash and Sindhu fails to pick it as the Indian's lead is cut down to 10-12.

Apr 1, 2017 6:35 pm (IST)

Sloppy work from Sindhu who hits the shot way past the base line as Sung Ji makes it 9-12.

Apr 1, 2017 6:35 pm (IST)

An unforced error by Sung Ji and Sindhu wins her first point post-break to take her lead to 12-7

Apr 1, 2017 6:34 pm (IST)

Sung JI makes it 7-11 now and Sindhu has so far failed to win even a single point after the break.

Apr 1, 2017 6:33 pm (IST)

Another rally and another point for Sung Ji. An error in judgement bu Sindhu gifts the South Korean the point. Sindhu's lead cut down to 11-6

Apr 1, 2017 6:32 pm (IST)

What a rally by the two athletes but in the end Sung Ji prevails as Sindhu hits the shuttle into the net. Sindhu 11- Sung Ji 5

Apr 1, 2017 6:30 pm (IST)

Sindhu now leads 10-4 courtesy of a brilliant cross court smash. The next point too belongs to Sindhu as the shuttle lands just over the net in Sung Ji's half. Sindhu leads 11-4.

Apr 1, 2017 6:29 pm (IST)

A smash and then a cross court net shot to follow it helps Sindhu take 9-4 lead in the third game.

Apr 1, 2017 6:28 pm (IST)

Back to back unforced errors from Sindhu brings some respite for the South Korean as she cuts down the lead to 4-8.

Apr 1, 2017 6:27 pm (IST)

A super corss court deft shot by Sindhu which helps her extend the lead to 8-2. 

Apr 1, 2017 6:26 pm (IST)

Sung Ji is looking frustrated as a deft shot by her can only find the net and Sindhu extends her lead to 7-2.

Apr 1, 2017 6:26 pm (IST)

The South Korean hits the shuttle way past the left hand side line and Sindhu extends her lead to 6-2

Apr 1, 2017 6:25 pm (IST)

Unforced error by Sung Ji as she hits the shuttle out of the court and Sindhu make it 5-1. But the next point is won by Sung Ji as Sindhu hits an unforced error of her own. 5-2 leads Sindhu.

Apr 1, 2017 6:24 pm (IST)

Finally Sung Ji opens her account in the third game as she hits a cross court smash to make it 1-4.

Apr 1, 2017 6:23 pm (IST)

A cross court deft shot by Sindhu as she takes a massive 4-0 lead in the decider.

Apr 1, 2017 6:22 pm (IST)

Hard smash into the ground by Sindhu as she takes her lead to 3-0.

Apr 1, 2017 6:22 pm (IST)

First point of the decider goes to Sindhu and now she has opened a 2-0 lead courtesy of a fierce smash down the base line.

Apr 1, 2017 6:20 pm (IST)

Sindhu won a point to delay the inevitable but in the next point, Sung Ji hit a fierce smash to level the match a one game apiece. Sung Ji won the second game 21-14.

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