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Commonwealth Games 2018: Badminton Women's Singles Round of 32, Saina Nehwal carries India's hopes, Live Updates

Nehwal def De Villiers 21-13, 21-1 to enter Round of 16
Updated: 11 April 2018 12:59 IST - Published: 11 April 2018 10:23 IST
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And that wraps up our coverage of this match!

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the CWG 2018.
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That was a great start to Saina Nehwal's campaign. Just the kind of start she needed to be high on confidence!

She is now through to the Round of 16.
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AND SAINA WINS SOON AFTER!!!

Final score: Nehwal def De Villiers 21-13, 21-1
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The South African finally wins a point by placing the shuttle into the left corner!

Cheers in the stadium!

1-19
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18-0

Saina in destructive mode!
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With a lob, Nehwal has gone up to 17-0
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14-0 to Saina

The big question now is will De Villiers at all be able to win a point in this game?
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Nehwal is sitting prettily at 11-0 going into the mid-game interval.
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THIS IS BRUTAL DOMINATION AT THE MOMENT!

Nehwal hasn't dropped a single point so far and has raced ahead to 9-0
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Saina now is showing her deft touches at the net as well.

She opens up a 3-0 lead in Game 2
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Saina grabs the first game 21-3

Nehwal just schooled her opponent there!
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19-3 now
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A big smash and Nehwal is up to 17-3
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Saina doesn't give her any more chance and quickly accelerates to 14-2
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De Villiers gets a point after that.

2-12
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The strings broke and Saina has had to change a racquet here
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And she is up 11-1 at the mid-game interval.
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Saina is moving ahead at BREAKNECK SPEED!

10-1
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It's 7-1 to the Indian star
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Easy peasy for the Indian so far and that is exactly what you expect in the initial stages!

No surprises there!
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It's a flurry of errors from the South African and that has sent Nehwal up to 5-0
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An error from the South African and Saina goes up 1-0
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The crowd is already very excited to see Nehwal on the court as the match is about to begin.
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Nehwal has been a champion in women's singles at the Delhi Games in 2010. She will now look to add a second gold to her illustrious resume.

Can she?
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Good afternoon! India's golden girl is BACK ON THE COURT AFTER BRINGING HOME THE TEAM MEDAL ON MONDAY!
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