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PV Sindhu vs Chen Yufei, BWF World Tour Finals Highlights: Chen Yufei beats PV Sindhu 20-22, 21-16, 21-12

PV Sindhu lost to China's Chen Yufei 22-20, 16-21, 12-21 in the second match at BWF World Tour Finals 2019.

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PV Sindhu vs Chen Yufei, BWF World Tour Finals Highlights: Chen Yufei beats PV Sindhu 20-22, 21-16, 21-12
  • PV Sindhu takes on Chen Yufei of China in her second group match at the BWF World Tour Finals 2019

  • The Indian lost control of her match against Akane Yamaguchi to lose 21-18, 18-21, 8-21 on Wednesday

  • Chen Yufei had won her opening match of the season-ending tournament against He Bing Jiao

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Dec 12, 2019 - 19:42 (IST)

With that, a good bye from Firstpost.com in our coverage of the BWF World Tour Finals 2019. We will be back tomorrow for PV Sindhu's match against He Bing Jiao but that may well be a dead rubber as far as Sindhu's chances of progressing are concerned. She, however, would hope to end the season with a win. 

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:34 (IST)

PV Sindhu all but out

Like yesterday, PV Sindhu squanders a game advantage to lose. She now has two losses from two matches played and is all but out of contention for the knockouts

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:31 (IST)

Chen Yufei wins

PV Sindhu with a little nudge from a drop shot and tries to find the back of the line but it goes long. Chen Yufei sees it go long and wins it 20-22, 21-16, 21-12. 

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:30 (IST)

PV Sindhu 22-20, 16-21, 12-20 Chen Yufei

What a turnaround for Chen Yufei. Her serve lands in and PV Sindhu misjudges it completely. Brings up plenty of match points

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:29 (IST)

PV Sindhu 22-20, 16-21, 12-18 Chen Yufei

Eight of nine points for Chen Yufei since the break. PV Sindhu missing a smash while going for it all and then is unable to pick up a drop shot. Just going horribly wrong for her.

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:27 (IST)

PV Sindhu 22-20, 16-21, 11-16 Chen Yufei

Oh wow! PV Sindhu has thrown the gap and momentum all away. Multiple unforced errors and Chen Yufei has now taken six straight points. 

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:23 (IST)

PV Sindhu 22-20, 16-21, 11-10 Chen Yufei

Little to separate PV Sindhu and Chen Yufei in the third game. Yufei trying to go deep from a drop shot but the attempt is too close to the net and fails to go over. One point game in the decider

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:21 (IST)

PV Sindhu 22-20, 16-21, 8-10 Chen Yufei

Slight lead for Chen Yufei once again. PV Sindhu tries to go deep with her shot but it is narrowly wide. Well judged by Chen Yufei who lets it go with the Indian opting not to review.

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:16 (IST)

PV Sindhu 22-20, 16-21, 4-6 Chen Yufei

WOW! Chen Yufei with a superb backhand reverse smash. PV Sindhu had done really well to put the pressure on the Chinese and had her pegged back but she pulls a special piece of shot-making from out of the bag. 

Dec 12, 2019 - 19:08 (IST)

Chen Yufei wins the second game

Chen Yufei brings up six game points and converts the third opportunity. She wins the second game 21-16 in 24 minutes. A lovely disguised drop shot and PV Sindhu doesn't pick it up. Into the third we go!

Guangzhou: PV Sindhu comes into the second match of the BWF World Tour Finals 2019 on the back of an extension of her poor run of form having lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi on Wednesday.

Sindhu squandered an 11-6 lead in the second game to go down 18-21 21-18 21-8 in 68 minutes to former world number one Akane Yamaguchi, who scripted a sensational comeback after losing the first game to claim her third successive win over the Indian.

With one loss for the defending champion, Sindhu now faces Chen Yufei and needs to win to keep her quest to stay alive in the season-ending tournament.

The Indian enjoys a 6-3 record but the Chinese has been in rampaging form this season, having won all six of her finals, including the All England Championships.

Chen Yufei made a winning start to her campaign at the World Tour Finals by beating He Bing Jiao 21-9, 21-18.

(With PTI inputs)

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