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Indonesia Masters 2018, Second Round: Saina Nehwal vs Chen Xiaoxin, Live Match Updates

Nehwal def Xiaoxin 21-12, 21-18 to enter QFs
Updated: 25 January 2018 13:56 IST - Published: 25 January 2018 11:50 IST
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And that wraps the coverage of this match.

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Except for the late second game, Saina was in control for the whole match! This would give her a boost of confidence before she possibly plays PV Sindhu in the quarter-finals, provided the World No. 3 can win her second round match later in the day.
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WIN



Saina grabs the 21-12, 21-18 win and marches into the quarter-finals!!!!!
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Saina staves off the late surge and goes up to match points.


20-17
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And Chen now trails 17-19


7 points in a row
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And 16-19

That's 6 points in a row for the Chinese!
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Wow! Some resilience from the Chinese!

15-19
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Chen makes it 14-19
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And she gets yet another.

13-19
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Chen fights back to get 2 points.


12-19
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And Saina goes ahead to 19-10

Just two points needed for the win
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The rallies have become longer now.

Saina still very much in control of this.

17-9
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16-8 in favour of the Indian
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Finish line very much in sight for the former World No. 1
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Saina maintains her comfortable position in this game.

15-7
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And she marches ahead to 13-5
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No stopping Saina.

She is determined. She is confident. She is irrepressible.


Up 11-4 at the midgame interval
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Saina continues her barrage of attacking shots.

Up 7-4
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And Saina has levelled this in no time.

4-4
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Second game


Chen opens up a 3-1 lead
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And Saina wastes no time in bagging the game.

21-12 it is to Saina
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20-12

Eight game points for Nehwal
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It's 19-12 for the Indian
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Saina has separated herself now from her surging opponent.

She leads 17-11
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But Saina needs to be careful here as the Chinese is coming back.

Chen trails 9-13
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