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Malaysia Masters 2019 Badminton Live: Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin Live score & Updates | 19th January 2019

Carolina Marin def Saina Nehwal 21-16, 21-13 in 40 minutes to enter the final
Updated: 19 January 2019 11:09 IST - Published: 19 January 2019 10:25 IST
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And our live coverage too comes to an end!

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Goodbye!
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Final score: Carolina Marin def Saina Nehwal 21-16, 21-13 in 40 minutes

Too good, too strong and too accurate play from Marin ti was!
Saina had her moments and would definitely like to build up on what has been an encouraging start to the season!
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With a fiery smash down the line, Marin wraps this up!
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A crosscourt smash by Saina!
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Match points for Marin!
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Marin's precision has been breathtaking to watch!

How effortlessly she manages to force her opponent to break down!

19-12
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Two points for Nehwal and she now trails 11-17
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Saina miscues a smash and that fires up Marin even further!

17-9
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A rare error by Marin as she sends a backhand wide!

15-9
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13-8 now

Marin's power and pace are just overwhelming Saina at the moment!
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It's 11-6 for Marin.....fully in control now!
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Saina sending the shuttle wide again, in haste!

Marin now up to 9-4
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7-3 for Marin as Saina sends the shuttle wide!
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One rare shot from Marin goes into the tramlines!

Marin 6-2
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Carolina is so, so fast and so alert! The anticipation skills are so impressive!

Up 5-1 now
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Marin is now controlling the rallies so well...finishes with a drop on the backline!

Marin 3-1 up
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It's 1-1 in the second game!

Early stages now...can Saina fight back?
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WHAT A NETSHOT BY MARIN!

SHE TAKES THE FIRST GAME 21-16
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What a slice dropshot by Saina!

She saves 2 game points!

16-20
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Great attack by Marin and errors by Saina are only pushing the southpaw ahead in the scoreboard!

Game points for Marin at 20-14
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And the gap is widening further!!!!

18-14 for Marin!

The momentum is completely with the world champion now!
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the shuttle just misses the backline from Saina!

Marin 17-14
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Two quick points for Marin after errors by Saina 

16-14
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WHAT A DROP BY SAINA!

14-14
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the constant rotation of the shuttle by Saina is not helping Marin!

Marin 14-13
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Big smash by Saina!

12-13
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And Saina is making Marin move!

Gets another point

11-13
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A rare error by Marin..she pushes the shuttle wide!

Marin 13-10
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Saina fumbled at the net and Marin looks fired up!

Marin 12-9
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Some more aggression by Marin and she is up 11-9 at the time of the break.
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Left the court open for Marin to strike her lefty forehand down the line!

Marin 10-9
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Surprises Marin with her serve!

It's 9-9
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Two points in a row for Saina!

SHE FIGHTS BACK TO 8-9
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It continues to be a three-point gap between the two!

Saina trailing 6-9
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And now Marin is simply UNSTOPPABLE!

SIX POINTS ON THE TROT FOR THE REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION!

MARIN LEADS 8-5
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Marin draws level! Are we surprised?

It's 5-5
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And the trademark fighting spirit is now visible from Marin's racquet!

She now trails by just one point at 4-5
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Marin finally gets another point....Saina is still up 5-2
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It's all Nehwal at the moment!

Up 4-1
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And Saina is up 3-1
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Good morning! The blockbuster semi-final has just begun!

Nehwal has a slender lead of one point!

2-1