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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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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Badminton Women's Singles Round of 32. Stay tuned for updates!
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As Day 7 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games progresses, India will be looking to continue what has been a good run in the competition so far. Next event is Badminton Women's Singles Round of 32.
 
India will be represented by Saina Nehwal who will be taking on Elsie De Villiers of South Africa. Saina has had a phenomenal run in the Commonwealth Games 2018 so far and has already bagged a gold medal as part of the Mixed Team. India won the Mixed Team Event beating Malaysia 3-1 overall in the finals. Saina beat Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in the final of the Mixed Team event 2 games to 1 and this proved to be vital for the Mixed Team. She will aim to continue the positive start as she gets ready to participate in the Women's Singles Round of 32.

Saina Nehwal also has much more experience than the South African and this should be an easy win for her.
 
Day 6 did not bring too many medals for India. However, it did bring progression as many Indian athletes find themselves in potential medal positions. Heena Sidhu claimed the only gold for India on Day 6 in the Women's 25m Pistol. The Indian Men's & Women's Hockey team both qualified for the Semifinals. 
 
India will be hoping Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games 2018 is just as successful as the previous days.