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Korea Open 2018: Saina Nehwal vs Kim Ga Eun Second Round, Live Score and Match Updates

Nehwal beat Kim Ga Eun 21-18, 21-18 to enter the quarter-finals
Updated: 27 September 2018 13:15 IST - Published: 27 September 2018 11:59 IST
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And that brings us to the end of our live coverage of this match.

Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live updates from the quarter-finals.

Goodbye!
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That was a superb comeback by Saina Nehwal after a poor and slow start to the second game. She banked on her tremendous fighting skills to prevent this match from going the distance. It would help her conserve some energy ahead of a possible blockbuster quarter-final showdown with Nozomi Okuhara.
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AND SAINA NEHWAL HAS WON THIS MATCH!

SHE NEEDED 36 MINUTES TO BEAT KIM GA EUN 21-18, 21-18

NEHWAL IS THROUGH TO THE QUARTER-FINALS!!!!
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Kim saves one match point!

18-20
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SAINA HAS REACHED MATCH POINTS NOW!

20-17
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And, it's 19-15 for Nehwal!

She is two points away from the win!
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It's 18-15 in favour of the Indian now
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Saina maintains the three-point advantage!

17-14
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And, now the match is completely in Saina's control!

She has inched ahead to 16-13
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Saina takes the lead for the first time in this game!

She is up 14-13
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AND SHE HAS LEVELLED THE SCORE!


13-13
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Now just one point behind the Korean!

12-13
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SAINA IS FIGHTING BACK!

SHE IS NOW TWO POINTS BEHIND AT 10-12
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Saina makes a fine start after the break and takes two points right away.

8-11
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Kim is up 11-6 at the mid-game interval.
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Saina now 6-10 behind
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Another two points for the Indian!

5-9
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2 points for the Indian....can she make a comeback here?

Saina trails 3-8
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Saina can't keep up with her young opponent.

Kim up 7-1
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Saina gets her first point of the second game but Kim is up, anyway, at 5-1
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It's all Kim at the start of the second game as she takes FOUR QUICK POINTS TO LEAD 4-0
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It became way closer towards the end than how it started.
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Nehwal takes the first game 21-18
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THREE GAME POINTS FOR THE INDIAN!!!

20-17
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2 points for the Indian!

19-17
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