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

It's a 22-20, 21-11 win for Tai in 36 minutes.
Updated: 26 October 2018 21:50 IST - Published: 26 October 2018 18:56 IST
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Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu will be in action later in the day.

You can follow Srikanth's match here and Sindhu's match here
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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!
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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!
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Saina saves one!
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And Tai has reached match points!

20-9
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It's 18-9 for Tai.

Looks like Saina's chances are over!
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It's 16-8 for Tai now.

Points are coming for her thick and fast!
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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
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It's 11-6 for Tai going into the mid-game interval.
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But Tai stops Saina right there and races ahead to 9-6
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NOW SAINA IS FIGHTING BACK!

TAKES 3 POINTS IN A ROW AND CLOSES IN ON 6-7
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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
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Now Tai wants to establish a quick lead over Saina and put pressure on the Indian.

Tai is up 5-2
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Tai has now made a strong start to the second game and she leads 3-1
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What a comeback that was by the World No. 1.

There is a reason why she is currently the planet's best shuttler!
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FIVE CONSECUTIVE POINTS FOR TAI!!!!


TAI TAKES THE FIRST GAME 22-20
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Now Tai has a game point of her own.
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TAI HAS SAVED ALL THREE GAME POINTS!

IT'S 20-20
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And Tai saves another game point as well
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Tai saves one!

18-20
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THREE GAME POINTS FOR SAINA HERE!

20-17
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Again Tai made it a one-point gap and Saina immediately separated herself from her opponent!

Saina is up 19-16
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Just as Tai made it too close for comfort, Saina got one point and inched ahead to 17-15
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Tai is chipping away slowly and steadily!

She now trails 14-16
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Tai is closing in!

13-16
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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
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It's 16-9 now for Saina after Tai got back one point!
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And it's a seven-point difference between the two now, with Saina up 15-8
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And 13-7 now for Saina!

The gap is widening further!
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Saina continues to add points even after the break!

12-6 now
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It's 11-6 for Saina going into the mid-game interval.
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Saina adds two more points!

Up 10-6 now!
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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!
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But Saina is adamant not to give up the lead!

She takes two points on the trot to go up further to 7-4
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Just like we all expected, Tai is now attempting a comeback and has made it 4-5, with Saina in the lead.
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Two aggressive points for Saina to go up to 4-2
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They are toe-to-toe now and are evenly poised at 2-2
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And here we go!

It's 1-1
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And the match is about to start!

Can Saina pull off an upset here?