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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 19, 2019 11:09 IST

Carolina Marin def Saina Nehwal 21-16, 21-13 in 40 minutes to enter the final

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11:09 (IST)19 JAN 2019

And with that, the Indian contention comes to an end at the Malaysia Masters!

And our live coverage too comes to an end!

Do join us next week for live updates from the Indonesia Masters!

Goodbye!

11:07 (IST)19 JAN 2019

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!

11:06 (IST)19 JAN 2019

With a fiery smash down the line, Marin wraps this up!

11:05 (IST)19 JAN 2019

A crosscourt smash by Saina!

11:05 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Match points for Marin!

11:05 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Marin's precision has been breathtaking to watch!

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

19-12

11:03 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Two points for Nehwal and she now trails 11-17

11:02 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Saina miscues a smash and that fires up Marin even further!

17-9

11:01 (IST)19 JAN 2019

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

15-9

11:00 (IST)19 JAN 2019

13-8 now

Marin's power and pace are just overwhelming Saina at the moment!

10:58 (IST)19 JAN 2019

It's 11-6 for Marin.....fully in control now!

10:56 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Saina sending the shuttle wide again, in haste!

Marin now up to 9-4

10:54 (IST)19 JAN 2019

7-3 for Marin as Saina sends the shuttle wide!

10:53 (IST)19 JAN 2019

One rare shot from Marin goes into the tramlines!

Marin 6-2

10:52 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Carolina is so, so fast and so alert! The anticipation skills are so impressive!

Up 5-1 now

10:51 (IST)19 JAN 2019

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

Marin 3-1 up

10:49 (IST)19 JAN 2019

It's 1-1 in the second game!

Early stages now...can Saina fight back?

10:46 (IST)19 JAN 2019

WHAT A NETSHOT BY MARIN!

SHE TAKES THE FIRST GAME 21-16

10:45 (IST)19 JAN 2019

What a slice dropshot by Saina!

She saves 2 game points!

16-20

10:44 (IST)19 JAN 2019

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

Game points for Marin at 20-14

10:43 (IST)19 JAN 2019

And the gap is widening further!!!!

18-14 for Marin!

The momentum is completely with the world champion now!

10:43 (IST)19 JAN 2019

the shuttle just misses the backline from Saina!

Marin 17-14

10:42 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Two quick points for Marin after errors by Saina 

16-14

10:41 (IST)19 JAN 2019

WHAT A DROP BY SAINA!

14-14

10:40 (IST)19 JAN 2019

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

Marin 14-13

10:39 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Big smash by Saina!

12-13

10:38 (IST)19 JAN 2019

And Saina is making Marin move!

Gets another point

11-13

10:38 (IST)19 JAN 2019

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

Marin 13-10

10:37 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Saina fumbled at the net and Marin looks fired up!

Marin 12-9

10:36 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Some more aggression by Marin and she is up 11-9 at the time of the break.

10:35 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Left the court open for Marin to strike her lefty forehand down the line!

Marin 10-9

10:34 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Surprises Marin with her serve!

It's 9-9

10:34 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Two points in a row for Saina!

SHE FIGHTS BACK TO 8-9

10:33 (IST)19 JAN 2019

It continues to be a three-point gap between the two!

Saina trailing 6-9

10:32 (IST)19 JAN 2019

And now Marin is simply UNSTOPPABLE!

SIX POINTS ON THE TROT FOR THE REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION!

MARIN LEADS 8-5

10:30 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Marin draws level! Are we surprised?

It's 5-5

10:30 (IST)19 JAN 2019

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

She now trails by just one point at 4-5

10:29 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Marin finally gets another point....Saina is still up 5-2

10:28 (IST)19 JAN 2019

It's all Nehwal at the moment!

Up 4-1

10:27 (IST)19 JAN 2019

And Saina is up 3-1

10:27 (IST)19 JAN 2019

Good morning! The blockbuster semi-final has just begun!

Nehwal has a slender lead of one point!

2-1
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