Indonesia Open Women's Singles, Round 2: Saina Nehwal vs Chen Yufei, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 05, 2018 15:35 IST

Final: Chen Yu Fei beats Saina Nehwal; 21-18, 21-15


15:35 (IST)5 JUL 2018

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15:34 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Final: Chen Yu Fei beats Saina Newal; 21-18, 21-15

15:33 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei manages to beat Saina Nehwal in straight games after the Indian hit the net one last time. She moves to the next round. 

15:32 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Match point, Yu Fei. 

15:31 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Nehwal uses her second challenge. The shuttle fell inside the court and Saina loses the challenge. 14-19. 

15:31 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Can Nehwal get back into the game?

15:31 (IST)5 JUL 2018

This time it is Yu Gei who hits the net. 14-18. 

15:30 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Another rally ends with Nehwal hitting the net. The Indian shuttler has failed to clear the net on multiple occasions in Game 2. 13-18. 

15:29 (IST)5 JUL 2018

12-16. Yu Fei in the lead. 

15:28 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yet another error by Nehwal as she hits the net playing a drop shot. 

15:28 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei smashes the shuttle close to the outside line. She gets the point 10-15. 

15:27 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Two quick points for both the shuttlers 10-14. 

15:27 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Five points the difference between the two with Yu Fei leading. However, Saina reviews and wins the challenge! The gap back to four with Saina's serve. 9-13.

15:26 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei putting some distance between herself and her opponent. 9-12. 

15:25 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Eleven points and we have our mid-game break. Yu Fei leading for now. Big performance needed from Nehwal to stay in the match. 

15:24 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Nehwal 9-11 Yu Fei

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Another unforced error by Saina. 9-10. 

15:24 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Back on level terms! 9-9!

15:23 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Some great shots on display here by the two shuttlers as they play out a stunning rally. Nehwal, however, hits the net to give the points to Yu Fei. 9-8. 

15:22 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei to challenge. She is protesting that the shuttle fell inside the court. However, that is not the case and she loses the challenge. 9-7.

15:20 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei hits the net trying to play a drop shot. 8-6 to Nehwal. 

15:19 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei lobs the shuttle in back court which Saina sends back. The Chinese shuttler then leaves the shuttle thinking it will fall out of the court. Instead the shuttle falls within the boundary giving Saina the point. 6-4. 

15:18 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Saina gets her lead back. 5-4. 

15:18 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Stunning responses by Yu Fei to Saina's smashes as she holds her ground and returns everything the Indian throws at her. Yu Fei then tries to hit a smash which unfortunately goes out of the court. 4-4. 

15:17 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei has turned the game around early on. 3-4. 

15:14 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei immediately back in the game but Saina once again pulls ahead. 2-1. 

15:13 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei lobs, Saina responds; Yu Fei drops, Saina responds. In the end the Indian forces her opponent to make an error to take the first point of Game 2. 1-0.

15:12 (IST)5 JUL 2018

A change in shuttle and here we go! 

15:11 (IST)5 JUL 2018

A great smash to end Game 1 by Yu Fei. The youngster hits a brilliant cross-court shot to finish what has been a closely contested match. Yu Fei takes Game 1, 21-18. Game 2 coming up!

15:10 (IST)5 JUL 2018

A careless mistake from Yu Fei as she lets the shuttle fall in her court, clearly thinking that it was falling outside it. 18-20. 

15:09 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei responds brilliantly to two smashes before hitting the net. 17-20. 

15:09 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Game point, Yu Fei. 

15:08 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Saina trying her best to get back into the match. 16-19. 

15:08 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei with a good lead close to the finish line. 15-19. 

15:08 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Once again, Saina hits the net attempting to pay a drop shot. 18-15. 

15:07 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Ooooooh! The shuttle hits the net and falls in Saina's court. A disappointing end to a great rally. 15-17. 

15:06 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Nehwal back to within one after Yu Fei's attempt fails to clear the net. 15-16. 

15:06 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei with a considerable lead after a long while. 

15:05 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Nehwal 14-16 Yu Fei. 

15:05 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Nehwal challenges. The Shuttle fell in the court and she loses the challenge. 14-15. 

15:04 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Yu Fei is just not being able to capitalize on her advantage as she once again lets Saina sneak a point to get level. 14-14. 

15:03 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Back level! 13-13. 

15:03 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Saina sends a scintillating smash towards Yu Fei to which she responds brilliantly before forcing Sains to make an error. 13-12. 

15:02 (IST)5 JUL 2018

The youngster is certainly not letting go of Saina Nehwal so easily as she levels the match once again! 12-12.

15:02 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Chen Yu Fei challenges the umpire's call. The review calls it out. The challenge is unsuccessful and Yu Fei loses the point. 12-10. 

15:01 (IST)5 JUL 2018

A short break as both the shuttlers consult their coaches. 

15:00 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Another amazing rally as Saina responds to everything Yu Fei throws at her. She cover the whole court before forcing Yu Fei to make an error. 11-10. 

14:59 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Nehwal 10-10 Yu Fei! 

14:59 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Another great smash by Yu Fei to get back within one. 10-9. 

14:59 (IST)5 JUL 2018

Saina once again in a two-point lead. 10-8. 
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