Indonesia Open 2019 Semi-Finals, PV Sindhu vs Chen Yufei Badminton Highlights: PV Sindhu made a remarkable comeback in the semifinal of Indonesia Open 2019, beating World No. 3 Chen Yufei 21-19, 21-10. Left as the only surviving Indian shuttler in the Indonesia Open Super Series, Sindhu will now take on Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday. Sindhu has failed to win a title this year and is now a step closer to getting her first of the season.
Despite bad starts in both the games, Sindhu managed to fight back and win the semifinal in straight games. The opening game was a thrilling one as it turned out to be a tight game with Sindhu managing to claim it only towards the end. Sindhu, however, dominated in the second game, despite a bad start.
PV Sindhu vs Chen Yufei, Indonesia Open 2019 Semi-Finals Highlights:
PV SINDHU WINS
PV Sindhu gave a spectacular performance against Chen Yufei to book women's singles final spot. Sindhu won the semifinal 21-19, 21-10. This is the first time in her career that she made it to Indonesia Open final
2nd game: Sindhu 17-8 Chen
Sindhu is on an incredible run and leads 17-8 at the moment. It looks all but over for Chen Yufei. Plenty of errors from Chen Yufei
2nd game: Sindhu 15-8 Chen
Sindhu has now won 13 of the last 16 points! She leads 15-8 in the second game.
2nd game: PV SINDHU 11-8 CHEN YUFEI
Trailing 4-0 at the start of the second game, Sindhu again fights back to go into the mid-game break with a three-point lead. If she does win this match in straight games, it will do wonders to boost the Indian shuttler's confidence
2nd game: Sindhu 8-5 Chen
Another brilliant comeback by the Indian shuttler as she claims six back-to-back points to take a three-point lead in the second game. The errors have begun to creep into the Chinese shuttler’s game.
2nd game: Sindhu 4-5 Chen
Sindhu finds her groove. After losing the first four points, she recovers well to make it 4-5.
2nd game: Sindhu 1-4 Chen
Bad start for PV Sindhu again! She gives away the first four points to Chen before breaking the streak and claiming her first point of the second game.
PV SINDHU 21-19 CHEN YUFEI IN FIRST GAME
What a spectacular fightback from the Indian shuttler, who came from 14-18 down to win the opening game of the semifinal
1st game: Sindhu 19-18 Chen
This is the first time in the semifinal that Sindhu has taken the lead. And she does that with a fine drop shot. FIVE back-to-back points for Sindhu
1st game: Sindhu 18-18 Chen
AND SHE DOES MAKE A COMEBACK! What a thrilling match underway! After trailing Chen by four points towards the end of the opening game, she wins four back-to-back points to level it at 18-18
1st game: Sindhu 14-18 Chen
The Chinese player Chen Yufei is sort of running away with the game now. Chen sends an unexpected drop-shot and an unforced error by Sindhu, who needs to quickly change the course of the game
1st game: Sindhu 13-15 Chen
Good defence from Sindhu as she blocks three smashes in a row to take that point.
1st game: Sindhu 12-13 Chen
Both the shuttlers claim two points each after the 1st game interval and it has become a neck-to=neck competition here in Jakarta.
1st game: PV SINDHU 10-11 CHEN YUFEI
PV Sindhu had a bad start to the semifinal, giving away the first three points but makes a good comeback to go into the mid-game break trailing by just one point
1st game: Sindhu 10-10 Chen
Sindhu has finally found her groove with her immediate goal to go into the mid-game break with a lead. Sindhu first levelled the game at 9-9 before the scoreboard read 10-10.
1st game: Sindhu 7-8 Chen
COMEBACK BY SINDHU! The Indian shuttler grabs three back-to-back points to bridge the gap between them to one point.
1st game: Sindhu 4-7 Chen
Chen is running away with points as Sindhu commits a string of errors. Meanwhile, Chen looks at ease and is using the court well. Sindhu needs to find her groove
1st game: Sindhu 1-3 Chen
Bad start for Sindhu. She gives away the first THREE points to the Chinese opponent. A number of errors before she claims her first semifinal point with a fine inside-out cross-court smash at the end of the fourth rally (yes fourth) of the match
The fight for the final spot begins! PV Sindhu vs Chen Yufei is now underway. Note: Sindhu hasn't won a single title this year and would be desperately looking for a step closer to one today.
Sindhu takes court
The women's doubles match is over and the Japanese pair of Fukushima and Hirota are in the final with a 21-14, 21-12 win over Qing Chen-Yifan. SINDHU TAKES COURT
Sindhu up next
Sindhu to take court next. The semi-final between PV Sindhu and Chen Yu Fei will be up once the women's doubles semi-final concludes.
Indonesia Open semifinals LIVE
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of PV Sindhu's semifinal clash in women's singles of Indonesia Open as she takes on World No. 3 Chen Yufei with eyes on the final spot. Stay tuned for live score and updates of the semi clash