Sindhu vs Yamaguchi LIVE: Staggering Sindhu wins 21-13, 22-20 vs Yamaguchi, advances to the semi-finals in an impressive fashion

Sindhu vs Yamaguchi- PV Sindhu Quarterfinal: PV Sindhu defeated Japanese Akane Yamaguchi in straight games to book her place in the semi-finals of the women’s individual event. The game lasted 4 minutes short of an hour, Sindhu maintained her composure, winning the first game 21-13. She got a tough fight from Yamaguchi in the 2nd game but she kept going and won the game 22-20, thus, winning the match. This marks Sindhu’s 4th consecutive straight games victory in the Tokyo Olympics. She has not lost a single game in the tournament. Sindhu will play her semi-finals match on 31st July against the winner of Ratchanok Intanon vs Tai Tzu Ying clash.

India shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the women’s singles event after defeating Japan’s number four seed Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 1 on Friday. Sindhu defeated Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20. The quarterfinal clash between Sindhu and Yamaguchi lasted for 56 minutes.

The first game was more close than the scoreline suggested and Sindhu had to bring out the best in her to win it 21-13. The scoreline in the first game might not indicate how closely it was fought, but Yamaguchi made her fight for every point. The star Indian shuttler was just one more game away from progressing to the semi-finals.

Yamaguchi made Sindhu toil hard in the second game, and for every point, the Indian shuttler had to be at her best. In the end, the number six seed Sindhu ended up winning the match in straight games.

In the second game of the quarter-final, there was a 54-shot rally between Sindhu and Yamaguchi and it lasted for one minute and two seconds.

On Thursday, Sindhu had defeated Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the Round of 16 match of women’s individual event in the Tokyo Olympics here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 3. Sindhu defeated Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 in just 41 minutes to cruise into the quarter-finals.

PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi Stats

Player Statistics

IND

PUSARLA V. Sindhu

JPN

YAMAGUCHI Akane
Statistics Game 1 Game 2 Game 1 Game 2
Total Points Played 34 42 34 42
Total Points Won 21 22 13 20
Most Consecutive Points 3 3 1 4
Match Points 0 1 0 0
Game Points 1 0 0 2
Points Scored Without Service 10 12 9 12
Points Scored With Service 11 10 4 8
Biggest Lead 8 6 2 2
Biggest Comeback To Win The Game 2 2
Service Faults 0 0 0 0
Penalties, Yellow / Red / Black Card (Score)
Successful / Unsuccessful challenges 1 /1 1 /2 0 /1

 

PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi Quarterfinal Game 2:

@2:54 PM: PV SINDHU WINS, ENTERS SEMI-FINALS

@2:50 PM: DEUCE

@2:48 PM: 1 game point for Akane

@2:46 PM: Sindhu ties it at 18-18

@2:45 PM: Great defense by Akane, she leads 18-16

@2:43 PM: Golden opportunity for Sindhu but she hits it wide, Akane leads 17-16

@2:42 PM: Score tied at 16-16

@2:40 PM: Akane has come back from being down 12-7 to level it at 15-15. She has won 7 of the last 8 points

@2:38 PM: Extraordinary rally, Akane takes the point again to bring it back to 15-14

@2:36 PM: Akane comes back really well, deficit cut into just 2 points, Sindhu leads 15-13

@2:34 PM: Sindhu taking charge. Produces a fine smash shot. But a quick jump and kill from Yamaguchi. She leads 12-7

@2:31 PM: Sindhu takes the lead at break, 11-6

@2:30 PM: Service changes to Akane, Sindhu leads 10-6

@2:27 PM: The long rallies, in some sort of way, are working well for Akane, Sindhu leads 7-5

@2:25 PM: Confusion between the line umpire and Akane, Sindhu gets the point.

@2:23 PM: Silly service error by Akane, Sindhu leads 4-3

@2:21 PM: Akane ties the game, 2-2

@2:20 PM: Sindhu wins the first point of Game 2.

PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi Quarterfinal Game 1:

An impressive display of performance by both the shuttles. However, Sindhu always looked in control after the starting 4 points. She wins the first game 21-13, but we can’t write the Japanese Akane off just yet. Game 2 underway!

@2:16 PM: 7 game points for PV Sindhu

@2:15 PM: Sindhu calls for another challenge, and she is right this time. She retains challenge, leas 19-13

@2:15 PM: Sindhu calls a challenge, it was unsuccessful. Both players have 1 challenge left

@2:14 PM: Sindhu leads 18-11

@2:13 PM: These two have played amazing rallies, Yamaguchi dove to protect her point but Sindhu was there to place it in the corner, she leads 17-11

@2:12 PM: Sindhu answers back and takes 2 b2b points, 16-11

@2:11 PM: Yamaguchi has taken 2 b2b points, Sindhu leads 14-11

@2:10 PM: A marvelous rally and Sindhu takes the point, she leads 14-9

@2:08 PM: It is looking easy for Sindhu now, she leads 13-8

@2:07 PM: Sindhu takes another point, 12-8

@2:06 PM: Great smash by Akane, Sindhu leads 11-8

@2:05 PM: Impressive from Sindhu to come back from 4-2 down to lead 11-7 at the break of Game 1.

@2:03 PM: Sindhu leads 9-7

@2:01 PM: Sindhu takes the lead 7-6, unsuccessful challenge for Akane

@2:00 PM: Sindhu comes back to tie 6-6

@1:56 PM: Yamaguchi goes 4-2 up

@1:54 PM: Match is underway. A beautiful rally to start, Yamaguchi takes the first point

@1:52 PM: FINALLY! The delay is over, players are on the court and have started to warm up.

@1:45 PM: The match delay has been extended by 30 minutes now, it was supposed to start at 1:15 PM. The medal ceremony for the mixed doubles also got over a while ago.

@1:35 PM: It looks like we will have to wait for some more time before the shuttlers begin their quarterfinals match to play either Ratchanok Intanon or Tai Tzu Ying.

@1:30 PM:

Referees/Judges
Function Name
Umpire

PHILIPPINES

FUNDAL Ma. Janelyn
Service Judge

VIETNAM

NGUYEN Anh

 

@1:20 PM: Slight delay in the start after that three-game mixed doubles final. The court is being prepared.

@1:18 PM: The stage is set for the quarterfinals, the players will be walking in any second now. Follow for live updates

@1:13 PM: Second seeds Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping defeated top seeds Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong in the all-Chinese final in three games (21-17, 17-21, 21-19) to win the gold medal.

@1:12 PM: The winner of PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi will face the winner of the Ratchanok Intanon vs Tai Tzu Ying clash.

@1:10 PM: We are just 5 minutes away from the cracking match!

@1:05PM: Sindhu vs Yamaguchi LIVE: It will also be a battle of the two Korean coaches as PV Sindhu’s coach Park Tae Sang will be against Akane Yamaguchi’s coach Park Joo-bong.

@12:55PM: Sindhu vs Yamaguchi LIVE: Have a look at PV Sindhu’s last match performance as the shuttler gets ready for her quarterfinals match. Follow live updates:

@12:20PM: Sindhu vs Yamaguchi LIVE: Sindhu has declared that ‘she is very confident to win match vs Yamaguchi & will focus on every point’

 @12:00PM: Sindhu vs Yamaguchi LIVE – Head to Head: Overall PV Sindhu leads Akane Yamaguchi 11-7 – But check some of these interesting facts:

  • In the last meeting @ All England badminton – Sindhu defeated Yamaguchi in very tough 3 sets
  • But before that since 2018 to 2021 March – Sindhu has never won again the Japanese

Sindhu vs Yamaguchi LIVE: PV Sindhu vs Yamaguchi for a place in the Semi-Finals live at 1:15 PM, Follow live updates

Women Singles Quarterfinals LINE Up at Tokyo Olympics
QF 1 – Chen Yufei (China) vs An Sen YOUNG (Korea)
QF-2 – Okahura (Japan) vs He Bing Jiao (China)
QF-3 – PV Sindhu (India) vs Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
QF-4 – Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) vs Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)

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When & What time will PV Sindhu’s Quarterfinal take place?

PV Sindhu Quarterfinal LIVE: The match between Sindhu and Yamaguchi will decide the Semi-Finalist of Olympics. The match will be played @ 12 PM on Friday

Where will be Sindhu vs Yamaguchi match LIVE Streamed, Live Broadcasted & Live Updates can be followed

PV Sindhu Quarterfinal LIVE: The match will be LIVE Streamed on SonyLIV & Live broadcasted on Sony Sports Network. The live updates for the match can be followed on InsideSport.co

Also Read: Tokyo Olympics Badminton LIVE: Brilliant PV Sindhu enters quarterfinals, thrashes Mia Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 in a completely one-sided match

What is Head to Head between Sindhu vs Yamaguchi?

Both the players have played many epic battles in past. No one especially can forget their 2021 Quarterfinal match in the All England Badminton Championship – which the Indian won in the 3rd Game by 21-19.

Overall PV Sindhu leads Akane Yamaguchi 11-7 in their head-to-head. However, before the All England – she had not managed to beat the Japanese since 2018.

Yamaguchi defeated Sindhu in all three meetings, which were at the Indonesia Open, the Japan Open, and the BWF World Tour Finals in 2019.

But now Sindhu will enter the match with an edge after defeating Yamaguchi in the All England Badminton Championship this year.

PV Sindhu to play Yamaguchi for a place in the Semi-Finals on Friday @ 12: Follow LIVE Updates

India shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday said the fact that many people consider her a player who takes her game a notch higher in pressure-cooker situations works as a compliment for her. Sindhu’s remarks came as the shuttler progressed to the quarter-finals in the women’s singles event in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

“A lot of people have told me that (rising to the occasion at big tournaments). I will take that as a compliment. But for me each and every game is important. It’s important to focus on every point, and not the match,” Sindhu told Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Talking about her pre-quarterfinal match on Thursday, Sindhu said: “I started off well. In the first game, I was rushing in defence a bit but my coach told me that I was playing the wrong way and I was able to change how I played. And then in the second game, I think it was fine, I maintained the lead and was under control.”

PV Sindhu Quarterfinal LIVE: Sindhu defeated Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the Round of 16 match of women’s individual event in the Tokyo Olympics here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 3 on Thursday. Sindhu defeated Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 in just 41 minutes to cruise into the quarter-finals.

Sindhu will now face either 12th seed South Korean Gaeun Kim or Japan’s 4th seed Akane Yamaguchi in the last 8. On Wednesday, Sindhu had defeated Hong Kong’s Ngan Yi Cheung in straight sets 21-9, 21-16 to cruise into the elimination round of women’s singles

 Sindhu vs Yamaguchi LIVE: – The clash of titans, HEAD to HEAD, match timings & LIVE streaming schedule

When & What time will PV Sindhu’s Quarterfinal take place?

The match between Sindhu and Yamaguchi will decide the Semi-Finalist of Olympics. The match will be played @ 12 PM on Friday

Where will be Sindhu vs Yamaguchi match LIVE Streamed, Live Broadcasted & Live Updates can be followed

PV Sindhu Quarterfinal LIVE – The match will be LIVE Streamed on SonyLIV & Live broadcasted on Sony Sports Network. The live updates for the match can be followed on InsideSport.co

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