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Badminton Asia Championships 2018, Women's Singles, Quarterfinal: Saina Nehwal vs Lee Jang Mi, Live Match Updates

Nehwal def Lee 21-15, 21-13 to enter the semi-finals
Updated: 27 April 2018 15:59 IST - Published: 27 April 2018 13:35 IST
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Saina needed a few minutes to settle into the match and read her opponent's shots. Once she managed to do it, it was just a walk in the park for the former World No. 1.
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SAINA ENTERS THE SEMI-FINALS. SHE WILL MEET THE WINNER OF THE QUARTER-FINAL BETWEEN TAI TZU YING AND HE BINGJIAO.
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SAINA NEHWAL WINS!!!!!

21-15, 21-13 IN 43 MINUTES!!!!
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SEVEN MATCH POINTS FOR THE INDIAN!!!!!!

20-13
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And it is 19-13 to the Indian now.

Saina is in sniffing distance of a victory here
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Nehwal grabs a couple of points and extends her lead to 17-10 now

She needs just FOUR MORE POINTS TO GRAB THE WIN!
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It's no more a one-sided contest as Lee is fighting hard for every point, but the Indian still has a healthy lead of five points.

15-10 to Nehwal
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Saina stops her comeback in the tracks and races ahead to 14-8
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That's some fightback from the Korean!
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Lee adds two more points to close the gap further

8-12
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Suddenly, a shift in momentum here as Lee finds a lot of courage to take three points on the trot!

6-12
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It's pretty much a matter of time for Saina!

12-3 now
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Saina stretches her lead to 12-2 now
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It's a massive 11-2 lead for Nehwal going into the mid-game interval.
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Lee now trails 1-10
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Lee is finally on the board!!

1-9
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Three more quick points go the Indian's way!!!!

She is up 8-0

What a start this has been to Game 2
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And she adds yet another point to make it 5-0
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It's 4-0 to the CWG gold medallist
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Saina picks up from where she left.

Blazing start to Game 2 as she opens up a 3-0 lead.
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It took Saina some time to figure out how to counter her opponent but once she did, she stamped her class!
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First game goes to Saina Nehwal!

21-15
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And Saina now has a host of game points!

20-15
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Saina is now up by three points!

18-15

Showing her class and experience!