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Saina Nehwal vs Mette Poulsen, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Hong Kong Open Superseries 2017 Round 1

Nehwal def Poulsen, 21-19, 23-21 to enter the second round
Updated: 22 November 2017 09:05 IST - Published: 21 November 2017 08:10 IST
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WOW! What a match it was!

What tremendous fighting spirit from both the ladies! In the end, it was Saina's sheer experience and resilience that shone though as she came back from a deficit in each game.
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Final score: Nehwal def Poulsen, 21-19, 23-21 in 46 minutes to enter the second round
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AND SHE DOES!

23-21
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Saina gets her SECOND MATCH POINT.

22-21

Can she close it out?
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Now it's Saina's turn to save!

She does it to level the game, 21-21
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Now Poulsen has a game point.

21-20 she leads
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Nehwal gets a match point but a resilient Poulsen saves it to make it 20-20
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And that is exactly what she does!

She storms back to take FOUR POINTS ON THE TROT AND LEAD 19-18
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18-15 advantage for the Dane.

Can Saina fight back and finish it off in 2?
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A brilliant Poulsen now goes up to 17-14
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Saina has now fought back to trail by just one point.

14-15
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Poulsen returns from the break, looking more hungry and rejuvenated.

Up 13-11 over Saina now
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At the break, Poulsen has a slender lead of 11-10
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They continue to be even. Still nothing much to separate the two.

9-9
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It's a highly competitive game now.

Tied at 7-7
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A long rally goes in favour of the Dane and we are back to 5-5
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Saina takes two points on the trot to have a 5-4 advantage
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It's all level at 3-3
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SECOND GAME

Saina jumps to a 2-1 lead.
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Saina bags the first game, 21-19
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Saina has a game point now.

20-19
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And Nehwal fights back yet again!

Was there ever any doubt?

19-19
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Poulsen once again wrests away the momentum from Nehwal and soars to 19-17
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Poulsen once again wrests away the momentum from Nehwal and soars to 19-17