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Saina Nehwal vs Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt, Live Badminton Score and Updates, French Open Super Series 2017 First Round

Nehwal def Kjaersfeldt 21-14, 11-21, 21-10 to enter the second round.
Updated: 25 October 2017 20:58 IST - Published: 25 October 2017 19:55 IST
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Later in the day, Denmark Open champion Srikanth Kidambi and PV Sindhu will be in action.

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She will try to inspire herself from that third game performance for her next match could be against her Denmark Open conqueror, Akane Yamaguchi.
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That was a good workout for Saina. Kudos to the Dane for playing aggressively and bagging a game with that play. In the decider, it was all Saina, who stamped her authority early on and never relinquished control.
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Final score: Nehwal def Kjaersfeldt 21-14, 11-21, 21-10
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Saina takes it, 21-10
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Line saves one...10-20
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ELEVEN MATCH POINTS FOR SAINA

20-9
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18-9 for the Indian
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The shuttlers are playing are more defensively now....longer rallies....it is a test of stamina.

Currently, Saina is ahead at 17-9
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Saina is still comfortably placed at 16-8
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Line bags a couple of points to reduce the deficit to 7-15
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15-5 it is for the Indian...a TEN-POINT ADVANTAGE now

Surely, she wouldn't take her foot off the pedal now.
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Saina looks UNSTOPPABLE now.....has inched ahead to 15-4.
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At the mid-game interval, Saina has a lead of 11-4.
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Saina is now cruising at 9-4....she needs to be careful not to let the Dane come back.
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8-2 is the lead now....Saina has extended the gap to six points now
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This time, Saina is more cautious and has soared to 6-2
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Saina has once more jumped to a 4-2 lead....can she hold on to it this time?
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Saina is now 2-1 ahead
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THIRD GAME

1-1
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Line takes the second game, 21-11
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TEN GAME POINTS FOR THE DANE

20-10
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But that could not throw off the Dane....she adds two more points to lead 19-10
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Finally Saina stops her march and adds one point to make it 10-17
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17-9

Unbelievable turnaround!
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15-9

Saina has no answers at all!
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And the Dane has extended her lead to 14-9
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Post-interval, she still maintains her three-point lead....12-9

Lot of hard work for Saina to do if she wants to win in straight games.
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Wow! The Dane has gone up to 11-8 at the mid-game interval.
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It is a close encounter now though Line still has a slender lead of one point at 9-8
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Now Line has surged to 8-6
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Just like the first game, Line has come back to even the game. 6-6 it is
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6-4 is the lead for the Indian now
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She has a 5-3 advantage now
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The Indian has broken away to a 4-2 lead
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All level in the initial stages of the second game

2-2
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SECOND GAME

It is 1-1
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Saina bags the first game, 21-14
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Saina now has SIX GAME POINTS at 20-14
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The former runner-up is now cruising at 18-13....sniffing the finish line in this game
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The pace of the match has slowed down now...Saina still has a FOUR-point advantage at 16-12
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It's 15-11 for the Indian.
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Saina has taken three points in a row to jump to a 14-11 lead
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Post-interval, it is 11-11
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Saina has a slender lead of 11-10 at halftime
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It continues to  be tight....10-10
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But Saina has restored order now...back to 9-9
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That's really a great effort from Line considering she was finding it difficult in the initial stages of the match.
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And the Dane has built a TWO-POINT lead over Saina...9-7
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7-7
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