Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Japan Open Super Series 2017 Round of 16

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 21, 2017 15:35 IST

Marin wins 21-16, 21-13


15:35 (IST)21 SEP 2017

That wraps up our liveblog for the day. Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live coverage of the quarter-finals.

Till then, goodbye.

15:32 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Only Indians to make the 2017 Japan Open quarter-finals are Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy and the mixed doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra.

15:29 (IST)21 SEP 2017

And with that, there is no Indian left in the women's singles draw anymore. Earlier, Sindhu crashed out to the world champion Nozomi Okuhara.

15:28 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Saina was able to keep it close in the first game. In the second, Marin cruised through after a bit of initial resistance from the Indian.

15:24 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Full score: Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal, 21-16, 21-13

15:23 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Marin wraps it up 21-13

15:22 (IST)21 SEP 2017

It's 19-13 for the southpaw

15:22 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Marin goes up to 17-13 and is within sniffing distance of the finish line

15:21 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Marin establishes her control and and Saina struggling 

15:10 (IST)21 SEP 2017


Turning out to be a mirror image of the first game

15:04 (IST)21 SEP 2017

We are back to 4-4

15:03 (IST)21 SEP 2017

4-3 for the Indian

15:02 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Saina takes a mini lead of 3-2

15:00 (IST)21 SEP 2017



14:57 (IST)21 SEP 2017

And the Olympic champion grabs the opener, 21-16

14:57 (IST)21 SEP 2017

20-16 for Marin with four game points in hand

14:55 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Marin is taking points freely now....19-15

14:54 (IST)21 SEP 2017

This time the momentum is with the Spaniard....17-15 she leads

14:53 (IST)21 SEP 2017

And so it continues with the two ladies not ready to leave any inch of space for the other....15-15

14:52 (IST)21 SEP 2017

And just like before, we are back to level terms...14-14

14:50 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Marin trying to claw her way back.12-14

14:49 (IST)21 SEP 2017

14-10 for the Indian at present

14:48 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Saina is the one who looks more in control of the proceedings at the moment.....13-9

14:46 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Nehwal takes an 11-9 lead going into the interval

14:45 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Saina has the lead for the first time in this match.....10-9

14:44 (IST)21 SEP 2017 surprise there as it is still all level at 9-9

14:42 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Such a gritty game this is.....8-8

14:42 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Nehwal storms back for 7-7

14:41 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Marin keeps her two-point lead intact..7-5

14:40 (IST)21 SEP 2017

And the southpaw builds on it for 6-4

14:40 (IST)21 SEP 2017

The Olympic champion inches ahead to 5-4

14:38 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Not much to separate the two...4-4

14:37 (IST)21 SEP 2017

It continues to be even....3-3

14:37 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Saina levels it at 2-2

14:36 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Marin makes a bright start and leads 2-1

14:36 (IST)21 SEP 2017

The players are on court and the match is about to start!

11:19 (IST)21 SEP 2017

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's coverage of the Japan Open Super Series 2017! In this live blog, we will bring to you the Round of 16 clash between two of the biggest names in the world of badminton -- Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, which promises to be one high-quality encounter.

The Indian, who is ranked number 12 in the world, will face off against one of her biggest rivals and will be in good nick after a routine win in the opening round. Nehwal hardly broke any sweat yesterday as she defeated Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 21-17 21-9 to move into the last 16.

The reigning Olympic champion, Marin too had a strong start as she overcame Chinese shuttler Chen Xiaoxin to enter the second round. 21-11 21-11 was the final score as the Spaniard set up a clash with her long-time rival.

In their head-to-head, it is Nehwal who has a slender 4-3 advantage. Their last meeting though, was all the way back in June 2016 at the Indonesia Open, where it was Marin who won in straight games.

Stay tuned as we bring to you the latest updates from the game!
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