Malaysian Open 2018, Women's singles, 1st round: Saina Nehwal vs Pui Yin Yip, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 26, 2018 13:08 IST

The match will start around 12.25 pm


13:08 (IST)26 JUN 2018

And Nehwal eases in to the second round! 

Score: 21-12, 21-16!

13:07 (IST)26 JUN 2018

It's match point for Nehwal!

13:07 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal emerges the better of the two as she makes it to 19-16

13:06 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Pui Yip covers up and is a point away from equalizing with Saina

13:06 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal is dauntless! She races ahead to a 17-14 lead

13:04 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal stays ahead at 16-13!

13:03 (IST)26 JUN 2018

This set is proving to be a close fight between the duo!

13:02 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal manages to get a couple of points and is at 14-11!

13:00 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Yip seeks to close in on Nehwal and is at 12-9 behind the Indian

12:59 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Yip takes hold of the serve and lags behind Nehwal at 12-7

12:56 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Saina stays in cruise control as she takes a 11-6 lead over Yip!

12:54 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal races ahead at 8-6

12:52 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Pui Yip is determined to not let Nehwal have it easy this time

12:51 (IST)26 JUN 2018

It's 5 all in the 2nd set!

12:49 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal has the serve and leads 4-3!

12:48 (IST)26 JUN 2018

It's 2 all, into the 2nd set!

12:44 (IST)26 JUN 2018

We are now headed to the 2nd set!

12:43 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Saina scoops back her serve and takes the first set comfortably in 21-12!

12:43 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Pui Yip steals Nehwal's serve and it's 19-12

12:42 (IST)26 JUN 2018

She is 2 points away from set point!

12:41 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal inches towards taking the first set

12:40 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal holds serve and is at 16-10

12:38 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal is still in lead at 14-10

12:37 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Pui Yip advances and comes up to 8-13 behind the Indian!

12:33 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Pui Yip tries to cover up but tails behind Nehwal at 12-5!

12:32 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Pui Yip is no match for the fiesty Nehwal who races to 11-3!

12:30 (IST)26 JUN 2018

The Hyderabadi sails off to a 9-3 lead!

12:28 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal eases back and takes serve. Leads 4-2!

12:27 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Pui Yip snatches serve from the World No. 10. It's 2 all.

12:26 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Nehwal is on serve! It's 2-1 in the Indian's favour!

12:25 (IST)26 JUN 2018

We are beginning with the first set!

12:24 (IST)26 JUN 2018

The action is underway!

12:12 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Good Afternoon! We are all set to begin the live coverage of the clash between Saina Nehwal and Pui Yin Yip soon!

11:42 (IST)26 JUN 2018

Hello and welcome, everyone! After a break, badminton action returns with the Malaysian Open and the first fixture for today on Sportskeeda's live coverage is Saina Nehwal vs Pui Yin Yip.

Saina has been in a superb run of form, having started the year with a runner-up finish at the Indonesian Masters. She faltered at the India Open and the All England Open but at the Commonwealth Games she was the star in the Indian team. She even went on to beat PV Sindhu in the women's singles final.

Then at the Badminton Asia Championships (Individual), she displayed another good performance as she made it to the Semi finals before losing to Tai Tzu Ying. Today, she faces Pui Yin Yip and it is expected that the Indian World No. 10 will ease into the next round. Stay tuned!
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