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

Ciao!
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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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Now the momentum has shifted to Min's side as she bags two points to trail 7-8
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Nehwal pockets three quick points and builds up an 8-5 lead
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Not much to choose between the two at the moment!
5-5
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It is all level presently at 4-4
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But Min gets aggressive and adds a few points to wrest away the lead from Saina!

Min is up 4-2
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Nehwal makes a bright start and opens up a 2-1 lead
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Good morning! The match is about to begin!
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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.