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India Open 2018, Quarter final: Saina Nehwal vs Beiwen Zhang, Live Match Updates

Zhang wins 21-10, 21-13
Updated: 02 February 2018 20:41 IST - Published: 02 February 2018 18:27 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage of the 2018 India Open quarter-finals. Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live updates from the semi-finals of the 2018 India Open.

Goodnight!
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Saina hardly had any energy left in the tank for a fightback. Seems playing two weeks in a row really did take a toll on her. She still has a lot of work to do on her physical strength.
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SAINA NEHWAL IS OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT!!
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Zhang adds FOUR QUICK POINTS TO WRAP UP THIS MATCH

21-10, 21-13
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And Zhang has moved up to 17-13
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Saina's shots are very slow at the moment. Zhang taking advantage of her lack of pace of shots and her lack of foot speed.

It's 15-11 to Zhang
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Very tired looking shots from Nehwal

10-14
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Zhang still has her nose in front at 12-10

Is time running out for Saina here?
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Zhang comes up with a great smash down the line going into the mid-game interval.

11-9
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An EXCELLENT DROP FROM SAINA!!!!!


9-9
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But she still continues to be patchy and that has helped the American build a lead of 9-7
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Saina takes the lead at 7-6 and screams!

That is the Saina we know!
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And she HAS LEVELLED THE GAME!

6-6
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The support getting louder at the stadium as the Indian gets a vital point.

4-5
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Saina is now trying her best to keep the shuttle away from the net but she ultimately ran out of energy in the long rally.

Trails 3-5
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It's 3-1 to the American.
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It's 2-0 to Zhang in Game 2
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The crowd is trying to do their bit to wake up the champion in Nehwal.

Can she turn this around in Game 2?

Let's find out.
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Zhang OUTCLASSES Nehwal in the first game

21-10
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Zhang quickly reaches game points!

20-10
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Saina goes for a smart half-volley that outfoxes the American.

Saina now trails 9-18
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The difference is of 10 POINTS now!

6-16 Nehwal trails
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It's 14-5 to Zhang

Saina still struggling to find out a way to impose her game
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Again Zhang outfoxes Nehwal at the net and goes into the mid-game break with a lead of 11-5.
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It's Zhang's time to spray errors!

She still has a healthy lead of 10-5
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