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Highlights, Dubai World Superseries Finals: Viktor Axelsen successfully defends title; gritty Sindhu loses final to Yamaguchi

Catch all the live updates and scores from the final day of the Superseries Finals as PV Sindhu faces Akane Yamaguchi and Lee Chong Wei takes on Viktor Axelsen.

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Highlights, Dubai World Superseries Finals: Viktor Axelsen successfully defends title; gritty Sindhu loses final to Yamaguchi

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Dec 17, 2017 - 22:37 (IST)

Thank you for joining us for all the live coverage of the Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017.

World No 2 Akane Yamaguchi lifted the women's singles title after defeating India's PV Sindhu in a three-game thriller 

In a similar match, World No 1 Viktor Axelsen successfully defended his title in another three-game thriller against World No 2 and four-time title winner Lee Chong Wei. 

It was a wonderful week for badminton and thank you for joining Firstpost for the coverage over the past week. 

Dec 17, 2017 - 21:27 (IST)

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Dec 17, 2017 - 21:14 (IST)

14-9! Viktor Axelsen holds on to his five point lead in the decider. 

Dec 17, 2017 - 21:05 (IST)

10-5! Axelsen has been dominating the opening moments of the decider and looks to be in fine nick to see this game through

Dec 17, 2017 - 21:00 (IST)

4-1! Axelsen is using the opportunity gained from the decider and has opened up an early lead against Lee Chong Wei

Dec 17, 2017 - 20:57 (IST)

Dec 17, 2017 - 20:49 (IST)

19-15! Axelsen has upped the ante in the second game. He is now two points away from enforcing a decider in the men's singles Final 

Dec 17, 2017 - 20:45 (IST)

13-12! The four time champion is in the lead now and he seems to be in no mood to let this game into a decider. 

Dec 17, 2017 - 20:41 (IST)

11-10! As with the opening game, it is the defending champion Viktor Axelsen who goes into the mid-game break with a solitary point lead. Will he able to go all the way in this game and enforce a decider in the Final ?

Semi-final report: Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu stormed into the women's singles final of the Dubai World Superseries Finals for the first time, after beating China's Chen Yufei in straight games in the semi-finals.

The 22-year-old Hyderabadi displayed brilliant form to outclass the World No 8 Chinese shuttler 21-15, 21-18 in 59 minutes at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

Sindhu will now take on top-seeded Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the summit clash of World Superseries Final on Sunday.

Interestingly, Sindhu had defeated Yamaguchi in straight games in her final group match on Friday.

Sindhu also became the second Indian to reach the final of the prestigious season-ending tournament after her city mate Saina Nehwal finished runner-up in 2011.

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