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India Open 2018, Second Round: Saina Nehwal vs Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 01, 2018 21:17 IST

Nehwal wins 21-12, 21-11

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21:17 (IST)1 FEB 2018

That wraps up our live coverage of Day 3 of the 2018 India Open. Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates from the quarter-finals.

Goodnight!

21:14 (IST)1 FEB 2018

That was a pretty good performance from the Indonesia Masters runner-up. Tomorrow she will look to reach a BWF World Tour Super 500 semi-final for the second week in a row!

21:12 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Saina Nehwal is through to the quarter-finals! She joins PV Sindhu in the last-eight!!

21:11 (IST)1 FEB 2018

And Saina wastes no time! She wraps it up in style!

21-12, 21-11

21:08 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Saina simply too experienced and too intelligent for the Dane!

Up 17-9

21:06 (IST)1 FEB 2018

The Dane is not able to keep the shuttle in the court.

Saina is now up at 15-8

21:04 (IST)1 FEB 2018

It's 12-7 to the Indian currently

21:02 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Saina soars to 11-5 at the mid-game interval.

21:00 (IST)1 FEB 2018

And she is pretty pumped up too right now...shouting, 'Come on' after every winner!

21:00 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Saina is outfoxing Line through her deceptive shots at the moment!

Leads 8-2

20:58 (IST)1 FEB 2018

And she jumps to 6-2

20:56 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Smooth as butter!

Saina cruises to 4-1

20:55 (IST)1 FEB 2018

It's 1-1 in Game 2

20:52 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Saina takes the first game 21-12.

20:51 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Three game points for Nehwal at 20-11

20:50 (IST)1 FEB 2018

It's a 17-11 lead for the Indian.

Saina is very much in control of this game now.

20:48 (IST)1 FEB 2018

It's 14-10 to the Indian currently.

The Danish girl is trying to fight back.

20:46 (IST)1 FEB 2018

It's 13-8 to Saina, who builds a FIVE-POINT GAP!!!!!

20:45 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Line takes two points post-break to trail 7-11

20:43 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Saina is up 11-5 at the mid-game interval.

20:41 (IST)1 FEB 2018

No stopping Saina at the moment!

9-4

20:40 (IST)1 FEB 2018

It's 6-4 for the Indonesia Masters runner-up.

20:38 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Saina looking sharp and confident as ever!

5-3

20:37 (IST)1 FEB 2018

We are under way!

2-2 in the initial stages

20:34 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Good evening! The players are on court now.

15:22 (IST)1 FEB 2018

Good afternoon and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the 2018 India Open second round. Saina Nehwal is the fourth seed at this tournament and is looking to win the India Open for the third time in her career. After the kind of form that she showed at the Indonesia Masters last week, she definitely can. Saina beat three top-10 players on her way to reaching the final, where she lost to the World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying.

The World No. 12 faces the 42nd ranked Line Højmark Kjaersfeldt of Denmark in her quest for a quarter-final berth at the 2018 India Open today. They have met just once and Saina won that match at the French Open first round last year. But the young Dane did give her a tough fight and even snatched a game from her before the former World No. 1 completed the win in three games.

Saina thus cannot afford to take her opponent lightly today. 
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