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Saina Nehwal vs Akane Yamaguchi, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Denmark Open Super Series 2017 Quarter-finals

Akane Yamaguchi defeats Saina Nehwal 21-10, 21-13.
Updated: 20 October 2017 22:07 IST - Published: 20 October 2017 21:25 IST
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But the Indian contention is still not over!

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the live updates from Srikanth Kidambi's match HERE and HS Prannoy's match HERE.
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Sadly, Saina's confident performances in her first two rounds did raise hopes of a deeper run from the former champion. It just did not happen. Hopefully, she can take the positives out of this and be prepared to do well at the French Open in Paris next week.
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That was complete domination by the defending champion in just 29 minutes! Her deceptions made it very hard for Saina and towards the end, Saina looked very tired and out of options. Could her late night match yesterday have a role to play with it? Saina did look very drained and it is obvious that she did not get enough rest.

Nonetheless, it should not take anything away from Yamaguchi, who had a plan and played a brilliant match from start to finish.
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Final score: Akane Yamaguchi defeats Saina Nehwal 21-10, 21-13.
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And it's over! Akane bags it, 21-13
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Saina saves one match point
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20-12 for Akane
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Saina lacks the energy and the answers.
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Akane makes it 18-12
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This is slipping away from Saina's grip now. 17-12
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Time running out for Saina?
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And she makes it 15-12
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It's once more a TWO-POINT lead for the Japanese...14-12
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Saina pulls one back to 12-13
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This will be a test of nerves now. Akane has extended her lead to 13-11 now.
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Akane goes up to 11-10 at the interval.
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10-10 it is
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Saina fumbles to retrieve a drop....9-9
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Now Akane is peppering errors and trails 8-9
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And Saina leads 8-7 now
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It's all even at 7-7
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7-5 is the current lead for Yamaguchi.
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She is still 2 points ahead....leads 6-4.
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Just like the opening game, the Japanese again goes up to 5-3. 
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But right now, she is not able to do it. Akane once more asserts her supremacy over the former World No. 1 and leads 4-2