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Indonesia Masters 2018, First Round: Saina Nehwal vs Chen Yufei, Live Match Updates

Nehwal def Yufei 22-24, 21-15, 21-14 to enter R2
Updated: 24 January 2018 19:36 IST - Published: 24 January 2018 18:19 IST
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PV Sindhu will be in action later in the day.

You can follow her progress here when the match begins.
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Defeating the in-form World No. 8 will give Saina a huge boost of confidence going forward into the tournament.
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That's a great start to the season for the former World No. 1. She had lost her last encounter to the young Chinese, but this time she was sure not to have a repeat of it!
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AND SAINA HAS DONE IT!!!!!

SHE WINS THE THIRD GAME 21-14 AND WITH IT, WINS THE MATCH!

Final score: Nehwal def Yufei 22-24, 21-15, 21-14 to enter R2
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And Saina sends one crosscourt shot out!

She is still ahead by a comfortable margin!

19-14
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Chen sends the shuttle long!

17-13
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And 16-12 to Saina
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It's a negative body language from the Chinese at the moment as her game is collapsing into a heap of errors and Saina looks to be in cruise control.

15-12 to Saina
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Not much to choose between the two at the moment!

12-12
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And it is 11-11 after a couple of errors by Saina
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Saina manages to keep her nose in front at the mid-game interval.

11-9
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Chen is now throwing a lot of dropshots to disrupt Saina's rhythm.

Saina still ahead 


10-8
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But Saina's joy is short-lived!

8-8
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Some great attack by Saina to take FOUR POINTS ON THE TROT!

8-6
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And Chen is now up by 2 points!

6-4
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The lead keeps switching hands in this game.

Saina went up to 4-3 but the Chinese inches ahead again to 5-4
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Game 3

Chen Yufei has a slender lead early on in the decider


3-2
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AND SAINA TAKES THE SECOND GAME

21-15

WE'LL HAVE A DECIDER!
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SEVEN GAME POINTS FOR NEHWAL

20-13
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And 19-12

Can Saina close this out and force a decider?
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18-12 is the lead for Saina

Chen seems to have lost her way!
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Chen has lost her usual sharpness

Saina up 16-12
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Saina still has her nose in front.

14-12
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Saina inches ahead to 13-10
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WHAT A RALLY!

And it ends with Chen misjudging Saina's shot!

Saina up 12-10
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