Saina Nehwal.beats Hanna Ramadini 21-23, 21-14, 21-18 to move into the second round.
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Full score: 21-23, 21-14, 21-18 win for Saina Nehwal
SAINA NEHWAL MOVES INTO THE SECOND ROUND!!!!!
SAINA HAS WON THE GAME 21-18
And she takes another 18-20
Ramadini takes one point for 17-20
Saina has now got to multiple match points at 20-16.
Ramadini has closed in to 15-19 now. Nehwal needs to be careful!
The pace of the game has slowed down with the rallies getting longer now. Both women not giving the other an inch of space. But Nehwal still has the advantage at 18-12.
Saina is just points away from victory now at 17-9. it is an eight-point lead!!!!
Nehwal stretching the lead further and further now. She built a seven-point lead to go up 14-7 which she extended to 15-8.
The points are fast and furious now. Nehwal has gone up 12-6. Can she maintain this to take the win?
Nehwal has completely established her authority in the decider. Looking every bit like the World No. 1 player she once was, she has surged to 11-5 at the interval.
After some gritty rallies, the Indian has bounced back to take the second game 21-14.
Saina is clearly in the driver's seat now! She is up 18-12 and is looking very much close to forcing a decider.
But the Indian stops the mini momentum of her opponent to grab two quick points for 17-12.
Hard-fought rallies are now more common and Ramadini has cut down Saina's lead to just 12-15.
Ramadini is giving her all but Saina still has a 12-8 advantage.
Nehwal takes a quick point to stretch the lead further to 11-6 at the interval.
Ramadini, though, is fighting back and has got to within four points of Saina at 6-10.
Saina is currently UNSTOPPABLE!! The top seed widens the gap more and more as she leads 9-2.
GAME 2The roles have reversed in the second game and it is now Saina who has surged ahead 5-2.
This time, the Indonesian is successful! Ramadini takes the first game 23-21.
But Ramadini is in front again at 22-21.
And Saina saves a THIRD game point for 21-21
Ramadini snatches the lead once more to go up 21-20.
AND SAINA MAKES IT 20-20! What a fighter!!
Ramadini goes up to 20-18 before Nehwal saves one game point for 19-20.
The rallies continue to be longer and it is now Ramadini who inches ahead 19-18.
And the lioness in Saina has woken up! She not only levels for 17-17 but even takes a slender lead of 18-17.
A long, exhausting rally goes in favour of Nehwal who is now trailing 15-17.
Ramadini gets to 16-12 before the Indian takes two quick points for 14-16.
Ramadini has once again started looking comfortable and has now built a lead of 13-10.
Post-break, Nehwal is trying her best to cut down the lead and has come to within 10-11
However, the Indonesian soon surged to a 8-6 lead which she extended to 11-8 at half-time thanks to some aggressive shotmaking.
Saina had a slow start to her match and trailed 2-5 before coming back to level at 6-6.
Good afternoon and welcome to the Sportskeeda Liveblog of the Macau Open first round where Saina Nehwal is the top seed. She seeks a win against the World No. 44 Hanna Ramadini of Indonesia.