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Saina Nehwal vs Lohanny Vicente Live Score, Rio Olympics 2016: Live score updates

Saina Nehwal beats Lohaynny Vicente: 21-17, 21-17
Updated: 11 August 2016 21:36 IST - Published: 11 August 2016 20:23 IST
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After a nervy start in both the games, Saina upped her game, particularly after the interval mark. Lohaynny put up a brave fight in front of a packed house that was cheering for her. In the end, the experience of the former number 1 proved to be too much for her, and the Indian is off the mark in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She next faces Marija Ulitina of Ukraine on Sunday.

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Some really smart play by Saina at the end of the first game and mid-way through the second, but she'd have wanted to put a little more distance between herself and her opponent. Still, Lohaynny was playing in front of a packed crowd cheering every point she won, so Saina did well to block that out and do her job. All said and done, this is a decent start to the Indian's campaign!

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A cross court smash finishes things off for the Indian! Credit also to Lohaynny who put in a fine effort

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Blasts a cross-court smash, too powerful for Lohaynny.

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Thats it! 21-17 in the second game! Saina off to a winning start!

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Lohaynny fakes a smash and then drops it with precision. 

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20-17! Getting a bit interesting here

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Lohaynny not giving up yet. Can she stretch this match to a third game?

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Overhead shot from Saina, but too long!

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Lohaynny stretching it a bit here! 20-16

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Lohaynny saves one! 20-15

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And the challenge goes Saina's way! Turns out it wasn't bad judgment from her after all.

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This has been a very good performance from Saina after a nervy start in both games.

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6 match point chances for Saina

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Long call, Saina challenges the baseline call. 

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But it's a challenge!

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19-15!

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Bad judgment again from Saina, and Lohaynny celebrates with vigour. Too close for comfort for the Indian?

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Saina smashes one even as a drop was norm all through. Top stuff from the Indian ace!

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Blasts a smash down the line, no answers to that one from Saina!

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A very tired-looking error from Lohaynny, and the writing seems to be on the wall for her right now.

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19-14! Almost there

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This game is again getting a little closer than Saina would've liked, but she looks the firm favourite to win the match.

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18-14!

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17-14!