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Badminton Asia Championships 2018, Women's Singles, 1st Round: Saina Nehwal vs Yeo Jia Min, Live Match Updates

Nehwal def Min 21-12, 21-9 to enter R2
Updated: 25 April 2018 11:21 IST - Published: 25 April 2018 10:25 IST
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Saina is continuing from where she left in Gold Coast!!! That will certainly give her a lot of confidence ahead of a possible second round showdown with world champion Nozomi Okuhara!
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That was a masterclass from the former World No. 1 in 32 minutes!!!!
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SAINA NEHWAL WINS!!!!!!!

21-12, 21-9
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Min saves three match points

9-20
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And she saves yet another!

8-20
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Min saves a match point
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FOURTEEN MATCH POINTS FOR NEHWAL!

20-6
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It's 19-6 for the Indian now!
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SAINA IS RACING TOWARDS THE FINISH LINE NOW!!!!!

18-5
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15-5 for Saina
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Saina now has a TEN-POINT ADVANTAGE AT 14-4
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12-3 to the Indian post-interval
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Nehwal has an 11-2 lead going into the mid-game break!
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It's 10-2 to the Indian now!

One-way traffic!!
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It's 7-2 for Nehwal now!

She is in cruise control mode!
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It's 4-2 for the Commonwealth Games gold medallist
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Saina opens up a 3-1 lead in Game 2
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Nehwal bags the opening game 21-12

That was pretty easy towards the end!
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EIGHT GAME POINTS FOR NEHWAL AT 20-12
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Saina adds 3 more points and is now looking to get the game

19-11
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Saina is steadily increasing her advantage over Min.

She now leads 16-11
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It's 14-10 to the Indian!

She is in no mood to relent!
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Saina maintains her three-point advantage post-interval.

12-9 she leads
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Saina stops the comeback then and there!

With brutal attack, she jumps ahead to 11-8 going into the mid-game break!!!
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