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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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!
PV Sindhu 22-20, 7-11 Chen Yufei
Chen Yufei with some gap now over the Indian in the second game. Sindhu caight stranded on one point and then misses her little nudge. Four point lead for Chen Yufei and it could be all importanrt in the end
PV Sindhu wins the opening game
What an incredible turnaround from PV Sindhu! She wins five straight points to go from 17-20 to 22-20 and take the opening game in 24 minutes. This time PV Sindhu sends the shuttle deep with Chen Yufei forward. And it lands in with the review confirming it.
PV Sindhu 20-20 Chen Yufei
PV Sindhu saves three game points with Chen Yufei going for too much on the angles. One to Sindhu's left and next to her right - both landing into the tramlines. But the third is impeccable retrieving. Sindhu dives forward after the shuttle goes over after hitting the net. With an open court, Chen Yufei hits it into the net!!
PV Sindhu 8-11 Chen Yufei
PV Sindhu with a lunge forward and a little push to try and force Chen Yufei back. But the angle is too much on it and the shuttle lands wide. Yufei with the right judgement
Players on court
PV Sindhu, World No 6, is up against World No. 2 Chen Yufei. Sindhu in the black once again today and Yufei in the blue and white.
PV Sindhu holds a 6-3 advantage over Chen Yufei and the two meetings this year have both been won by the Indian shuttler. She won in Indonesia and the World Championships
Singles results today at the BWF World Tour Finals
Anthony Ginting beat Chen Long 21-12, 21-11
Chou Tien Chen beat Viktor Axelsen 12-21, 21-12, 21-15
Nozomi Okuhara beat Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-12, 21-10
Tai Tzu Ying beat Ratchanok Intanon 11-21, 21-18, 21-16
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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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