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India Open 2018, First Round: Saina Nehwal vs Sofie Holmboe Dahl, Live Match Updates

Nehwal wins 21-15, 21-9
Updated: 31 January 2018 14:09 IST - Published: 30 January 2018 23:00 IST
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The young Dane gave some stiff resistance in the first game by prolonging the rallies but didn't have anything left to challenge Saina in Game 2.
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And Saina wraps it up.

21-15, 21-9

She is through to R2
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11 match points for the Indian.
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And Saina has a TEN-POINT lead now.

19-9
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It's 17-8 to the World No. 12
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It's 15-7 for the former champion
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Saina is pretty much in control of this match.

12-7 she leads
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Saina leads 11-6 at the midgame interval
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Saina has a four-point advantage currently.

10-6
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She is ahead 8-5
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And she builds a 6-4 lead
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Saina is ahead marginally.

5-4
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And it is 3-3
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It's evenly poised in the initial stages.

2-2
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Second game

1-1
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Saina takes the first game.

21-15
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Five game points for the Indian.

20-15
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Saina has marched ahead to 19-15.

2 points away from the game
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And the Dane gets the point.

Trails 14-17
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A challenge from Sofie as her shot, that apparently lands in the corner, is called out.
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Saina inches ahead to 16-13
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15-11

Saina looking pretty comfortable at the moment
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14-11

The momentum is with Nehwal now