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Badminton Live Score French Open 2018 | Saina Nehwal vs Tai Tzu Ying | Commentary & Results

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 26, 2018 21:50 IST

It's a 22-20, 21-11 win for Tai in 36 minutes.

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21:50 (IST)26 OCT 2018

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You can follow Srikanth's match here and Sindhu's match here

21:47 (IST)26 OCT 2018

That is the end of Saina Nehwal's campaign at the French Open.

It's a pity that she could not convert one of the three game points that she got in the first game....she could have put more pressure on Tai if she could do that!

21:45 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Saina saves yet another match point but Tai completes the win on her third match point!

It's a 22-20, 21-11 win for Tai in 36 minutes.

She is through to the semi-finals!

21:43 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Saina saves one!

21:43 (IST)26 OCT 2018

And Tai has reached match points!

20-9

21:43 (IST)26 OCT 2018

It's 18-9 for Tai.

Looks like Saina's chances are over!

21:41 (IST)26 OCT 2018

It's 16-8 for Tai now.

Points are coming for her thick and fast!

21:41 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Tai is now in the mood to add points swiftly and not let Saina back into the match at all.

She is up 14-7

21:39 (IST)26 OCT 2018

It's 11-6 for Tai going into the mid-game interval.

21:37 (IST)26 OCT 2018

But Tai stops Saina right there and races ahead to 9-6

21:36 (IST)26 OCT 2018

NOW SAINA IS FIGHTING BACK!

TAKES 3 POINTS IN A ROW AND CLOSES IN ON 6-7

21:36 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Saina is falling behind now as Tai keeps adding points.

This could get problemmatic for Saina after she squandered the good start in Game 1

Tai up 7-3

21:34 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Now Tai wants to establish a quick lead over Saina and put pressure on the Indian.

Tai is up 5-2

21:32 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Tai has now made a strong start to the second game and she leads 3-1

21:29 (IST)26 OCT 2018

What a comeback that was by the World No. 1.

There is a reason why she is currently the planet's best shuttler!

21:28 (IST)26 OCT 2018

FIVE CONSECUTIVE POINTS FOR TAI!!!!


TAI TAKES THE FIRST GAME 22-20

21:27 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Now Tai has a game point of her own.

21:27 (IST)26 OCT 2018

TAI HAS SAVED ALL THREE GAME POINTS!

IT'S 20-20

21:26 (IST)26 OCT 2018

And Tai saves another game point as well

21:26 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Tai saves one!

18-20

21:25 (IST)26 OCT 2018

THREE GAME POINTS FOR SAINA HERE!

20-17

21:25 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Again Tai made it a one-point gap and Saina immediately separated herself from her opponent!

Saina is up 19-16

21:23 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Just as Tai made it too close for comfort, Saina got one point and inched ahead to 17-15

21:22 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Tai is chipping away slowly and steadily!

She now trails 14-16

21:21 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Tai is closing in!

13-16

21:20 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Saina needs to be careful for a resurgent Tai can be dangerous!

Tai has now taken 3 points in a row and she now trails 12-16

21:18 (IST)26 OCT 2018

It's 16-9 now for Saina after Tai got back one point!

21:17 (IST)26 OCT 2018

And it's a seven-point difference between the two now, with Saina up 15-8

21:16 (IST)26 OCT 2018

And 13-7 now for Saina!

The gap is widening further!

21:15 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Saina continues to add points even after the break!

12-6 now

21:13 (IST)26 OCT 2018

It's 11-6 for Saina going into the mid-game interval.

21:13 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Saina adds two more points!

Up 10-6 now!

21:13 (IST)26 OCT 2018

It's 8-6 in Saina's favour now.

How long can she be ahead of the World No. 1 is the most important question right now!

21:11 (IST)26 OCT 2018

But Saina is adamant not to give up the lead!

She takes two points on the trot to go up further to 7-4

21:11 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Just like we all expected, Tai is now attempting a comeback and has made it 4-5, with Saina in the lead.

21:09 (IST)26 OCT 2018

Two aggressive points for Saina to go up to 4-2

21:09 (IST)26 OCT 2018

They are toe-to-toe now and are evenly poised at 2-2

21:08 (IST)26 OCT 2018

And here we go!

It's 1-1

21:06 (IST)26 OCT 2018

And the match is about to start!

Can Saina pull off an upset here?
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