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

Sung def Nehwal 20-22, 21-8, 21-14 to enter R2
Updated: 18 September 2018 12:49 IST - Published: 18 September 2018 11:20 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage of the China Open 2018 for today.

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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.
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It took Sung 48 minutes to complete the win.
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Final score: Sung def Nehwal 20-22, 21-8, 21-14 
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AND SUNG JI HYUN HAS KNOCKED OUT SAINA NEHWAL IN THE FIRST ROUND!
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Yet another for Saina!

14-19
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Saina claims THREE MORE POINTS!!!!

CAN SHE KEEP IT GOING?

TRAILS 13-19 NOW
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It's 17-10 for Sung now
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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.
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One point for Saina now.

7-14
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Sung is running away with the game post the break.

Up 14-6 now
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11-6 for Sung at the mid-game interval
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2 more points go Saina's way!

6-9

Can she keep fighting back?
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And it is 9-4 now for Sung after Saina fought back to take 2 points.
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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
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And 5-2 now
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The Korean seems to have picked up from where she left
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It's 4-1 for Sung in the third game!
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The Korean has completely outplayed Nehwal in the second game.
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And Sung has taken the second game 21-8
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12 GAME POINTS FOR SUNG NOW.

20-8
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THIS IS TOTAL ONE-WAY TRAFFIC NOW! SUNG IS THOROUGHLY DOMINATING THE PROCEEDINGS NOW!

SUNG UP 19-6
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It's a TEN-POINT ADVANTAGE FOR SUNG NOW!

16-6
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Saina is finding it hard to keep up with Sung's pace.

Sung is up 14-6
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11-6 to Sung at the mid-game interval.
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