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China Open 2018: Saina Nehwal vs Sung Ji Hyun First Round, Live Score and Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 18, 2018 12:49 IST

Sung def Nehwal 20-22, 21-8, 21-14 to enter R2

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12:49 (IST)18 SEP 2018

And that wraps up our live coverage of the China Open 2018 for today.

Do join us tomorrow as we bring you more live updates from this Super 1000 tournament.

Goodbye!

12:48 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Saina could not keep up with Sung after winning the close first game. Sung's defence was clearly better and her energy level too was much higher than Saina's.

Granted that the Korean was always supposed to be a tough and feisty opponent, the scoreline in the second and the third games will disappoint the Indian. She indeed has a lot of hard work to do, if she wants to stay in rallies.

12:45 (IST)18 SEP 2018

It took Sung 48 minutes to complete the win.

12:42 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Final score: Sung def Nehwal 20-22, 21-8, 21-14 

12:41 (IST)18 SEP 2018

AND SUNG JI HYUN HAS KNOCKED OUT SAINA NEHWAL IN THE FIRST ROUND!

12:39 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Yet another for Saina!

14-19

12:39 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Saina claims THREE MORE POINTS!!!!

CAN SHE KEEP IT GOING?

TRAILS 13-19 NOW

12:37 (IST)18 SEP 2018

It's 17-10 for Sung now

12:37 (IST)18 SEP 2018

It's 15-9 now for Sung

Saina is getting a couple of points back but hasn't been able to inflict much damage on the Korean.

12:34 (IST)18 SEP 2018

One point for Saina now.

7-14

12:34 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Sung is running away with the game post the break.

Up 14-6 now

12:32 (IST)18 SEP 2018

11-6 for Sung at the mid-game interval

12:31 (IST)18 SEP 2018

2 more points go Saina's way!

6-9

Can she keep fighting back?

12:30 (IST)18 SEP 2018

And it is 9-4 now for Sung after Saina fought back to take 2 points.

12:29 (IST)18 SEP 2018

The pace of the match has slowed down but that hasn't bothered Sung one bit.

She still has a healthy lead over Saina.

7-3

12:27 (IST)18 SEP 2018

And 5-2 now

12:27 (IST)18 SEP 2018

The Korean seems to have picked up from where she left

12:26 (IST)18 SEP 2018

It's 4-1 for Sung in the third game!

12:23 (IST)18 SEP 2018

The Korean has completely outplayed Nehwal in the second game.

12:23 (IST)18 SEP 2018

And Sung has taken the second game 21-8

12:22 (IST)18 SEP 2018

12 GAME POINTS FOR SUNG NOW.

20-8

12:22 (IST)18 SEP 2018

THIS IS TOTAL ONE-WAY TRAFFIC NOW! SUNG IS THOROUGHLY DOMINATING THE PROCEEDINGS NOW!

SUNG UP 19-6

12:21 (IST)18 SEP 2018

It's a TEN-POINT ADVANTAGE FOR SUNG NOW!

16-6

12:21 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Saina is finding it hard to keep up with Sung's pace.

Sung is up 14-6

12:20 (IST)18 SEP 2018

11-6 to Sung at the mid-game interval.

12:18 (IST)18 SEP 2018

This is a great turnaround so far!

12:18 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Sung has gone up further now!

10-5

12:18 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Saina has a lot of hard work to do in this game!

12:18 (IST)18 SEP 2018

The gap is now of three points!

Sung still up 8-5

12:17 (IST)18 SEP 2018

The gap is increasing between the two now.

Sung is up 7-3

12:15 (IST)18 SEP 2018

And Sung clearly wants this to go the distance!

Has opened up a 4-1 lead

12:14 (IST)18 SEP 2018

It's 1-1 in Game 2!!!!

Early stages....

12:12 (IST)18 SEP 2018

WHAT A FINISH THAT WAS!!!!

12:12 (IST)18 SEP 2018

AND SAINA STAVES OFF THE SUNG CHALLENGE AND TAKES THE FIRST GAME 22-20

12:10 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Second game point for Nehwal!

21-20

12:10 (IST)18 SEP 2018

And Sung saves it!

20-20

What drama!

12:09 (IST)18 SEP 2018

GAME POINT FOR SAINA!

20-19

12:09 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Time for Saina to level matters!

She makes it 19-19

12:09 (IST)18 SEP 2018

SEVEN CONSECUTIVE POINTS FOR THE KOREAN!

SHE IS UP 19-17

12:08 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Another point for the Korean!

She goes up to 18-17

12:08 (IST)18 SEP 2018

And it is 17-17

12:08 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Sung now trails by just ONE POINT!

THINGS ARE GETTING CLOSER HERE!

Saina barely leads, at 17-16

12:06 (IST)18 SEP 2018

A third consecutive point for the Korean

She trails 15-17

12:06 (IST)18 SEP 2018

2 more points for the Korean, who has closed in on 14-17

12:05 (IST)18 SEP 2018

17-12 for the Indian now

12:04 (IST)18 SEP 2018

It's 2 more points for the Indian and she is up to 16-11

12:04 (IST)18 SEP 2018

A long rally ends in Saina's favour

She is up 14-11

12:03 (IST)18 SEP 2018

But, as expected, Sung won't let her go easily.

Sung takes 2 points and now trails 11-13

12:02 (IST)18 SEP 2018

It's 13-9 to the Indian now as she keeps plugging away

12:00 (IST)18 SEP 2018

Saina takes an 11-8 lead at the mid-game interval.
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