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Saina Nehwal beats Wang Yihan 21-8 21-12,Australian badminton Superseries 2016 Semifinal: Live score updates

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Saina Nehwal

Saina to serve.

Good start for Saina. 2-0 up.

Error at the net makes it 3-0 for Saina.

Poor judgement from Yihan. 4-1.

Wide from Wang. 5-1 in favour of Saina.

Sensational start for Saina. Leads 9-1.

At the interval in the opening game, Saina Nehwal leads Wag Yihan 11-2.

We are back underway.

Its 12-2 in favour of Saina.

WOW!!! What a start this is for Saina. Leads 14-4.

Two straight points for Yihan makes it 14-6 .

Superb from Saina. Cross court bang on the line.16-7.

Have to wipe my eyes to see this scoreline. Saina leads Yihan 19-8.

12 point opportunities for Saina.

Thats the opening game for Saina. 21-8. Unbelievable play from the Indian.

We are back underway in the second game after that breathtaking opening game.

Yihan wins the opening point in the second game. 0-1

Saina leads 3-1 in the second game.

Wide from Yihan.. Saina leads 5-3

Error at the net from Yihan. 7-3 for Saina.

At the interval in the second game, Saina leads Yihan 11-4.

Saina on fire here, absolute fire. 

This has been a superb performance so far. Just needs to close it down now Saina.

Another error deom Yihan.. 18-8.

2 points away from a place in the final.

10 match point opportunities for Saina.

Yihan saves one.

Saves another. 12-20

Wow!! Saina beats Yihan 21-8 21-12 to enter the final of the Australian Open.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Women’s Singles semifinal between Saina Nehwal and Wang Yihan in the 2016 Australian Open Superseries, that is currently being played at the Sports Centre in Sydney.

After Kidambi Srikanth’s disappointing loss in the Men’s Singles, it is now up to Saina to ensure that at least one Indian make it to the final of the Australian Open on Sunday. However, the task won’t be so easy for the World No.8, who will be up against an opponent who has been a nemesis of hers for a very long time- China’s Wang Yihan.You can catch all the LIVE updates here.

The two have played one another on 15 occasions across competitions and the Yihan has defeated in 11 of those matches, including a win over the Indian at the London Olympics in 2012. However, in recent times, Saina has got the better of Yihan, beating her at the All England as well as the World Championships last year and also in the semi-final stage of the competition at the China Superseries Premier last October.

The last meeting between the two was at the Badminton Asia Championships, where Yihan beat Saina in the semis 21-14 21-16. Can the Indian avenge that defeat or will Yihan win her 12th match against Saina? We will know soon.

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