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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 25, 2018 11:21 IST

Nehwal def Min 21-12, 21-9 to enter R2

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11:21 (IST)25 APR 2018

That's it for now! Stay tuned to Sportskeeda as we bring you live updates from the Badminton Asia Championships throughout the day!

Ciao!

11:18 (IST)25 APR 2018

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!

11:16 (IST)25 APR 2018

That was a masterclass from the former World No. 1 in 32 minutes!!!!

11:15 (IST)25 APR 2018

SAINA NEHWAL WINS!!!!!!!

21-12, 21-9

11:15 (IST)25 APR 2018

Min saves three match points

9-20

11:14 (IST)25 APR 2018

And she saves yet another!

8-20

11:14 (IST)25 APR 2018

Min saves a match point

11:13 (IST)25 APR 2018

FOURTEEN MATCH POINTS FOR NEHWAL!

20-6

11:12 (IST)25 APR 2018

It's 19-6 for the Indian now!

11:12 (IST)25 APR 2018

SAINA IS RACING TOWARDS THE FINISH LINE NOW!!!!!

18-5

11:11 (IST)25 APR 2018

15-5 for Saina

11:10 (IST)25 APR 2018

Saina now has a TEN-POINT ADVANTAGE AT 14-4

11:07 (IST)25 APR 2018

12-3 to the Indian post-interval

11:06 (IST)25 APR 2018

Nehwal has an 11-2 lead going into the mid-game break!

11:05 (IST)25 APR 2018

It's 10-2 to the Indian now!

One-way traffic!!

11:04 (IST)25 APR 2018

It's 7-2 for Nehwal now!

She is in cruise control mode!

11:03 (IST)25 APR 2018

It's 4-2 for the Commonwealth Games gold medallist

11:02 (IST)25 APR 2018

Saina opens up a 3-1 lead in Game 2

10:58 (IST)25 APR 2018

Nehwal bags the opening game 21-12

That was pretty easy towards the end!

10:57 (IST)25 APR 2018

EIGHT GAME POINTS FOR NEHWAL AT 20-12

10:57 (IST)25 APR 2018

Saina adds 3 more points and is now looking to get the game

19-11

10:54 (IST)25 APR 2018

Saina is steadily increasing her advantage over Min.

She now leads 16-11

10:53 (IST)25 APR 2018

It's 14-10 to the Indian!

She is in no mood to relent!

10:52 (IST)25 APR 2018

Saina maintains her three-point advantage post-interval.

12-9 she leads

10:50 (IST)25 APR 2018

Saina stops the comeback then and there!

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

10:48 (IST)25 APR 2018

Now the momentum has shifted to Min's side as she bags two points to trail 7-8

10:47 (IST)25 APR 2018

Nehwal pockets three quick points and builds up an 8-5 lead

10:46 (IST)25 APR 2018

Not much to choose between the two at the moment!
5-5

10:45 (IST)25 APR 2018

It is all level presently at 4-4

10:44 (IST)25 APR 2018

But Min gets aggressive and adds a few points to wrest away the lead from Saina!

Min is up 4-2

10:43 (IST)25 APR 2018

Nehwal makes a bright start and opens up a 2-1 lead

10:43 (IST)25 APR 2018

Good morning! The match is about to begin!

10:26 (IST)25 APR 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the women's singles event of the Badminton Asia Championships. India's Saina Nehwal will take on World No. 101 Yeo Jia Min of Singapore.

The Indian shuttler has been in good form this year, having made it to the final of the Indonesia Masters. She also made it to the quarters at the India Open. However, the World No. 12 crashed out in the first round of the All England Open, tasting defeat at the hands of Tai Tzu Ying.

Most recently, she beat compatriot PV Sindhu and clinched gold at the Commonwealth Games. Today, she is expected to breeze past Jia Min but a sterner test awaits her in the coming rounds. In the quarters, she could potentially face World  No. 6 Nozomi Okuhara. Stay tuned for all Live updates.
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