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Saina Nehwal vs Pornpawee Chochuwong, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Japan Open Super Series 2017 Round 1

Saina wins 21-17, 21-9 to enter the second round.
Updated: 20 September 2017 14:18 IST - Published: 20 September 2017 13:23 IST
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The Korea Open champion PV Sindhu is yet to begin her challenge. Her match will be in a short while from now.

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What a match that promises to be!
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And with that win, she has set up the BLOCKBUSTER SECOND ROUND CLASH WITH THE OLYMPIC CHAMPION CAROLINA MARIN
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Nehwal is into the pre-quarter-finals!!!!! After that tough first half of the first game, Saina just hit cruise control button. In the second game, the young Thai was just no match for her highly accomplished rival!
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The match lasted 39 minutes.
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Final score: Saina Nehwal wins, 21-17, 21-9
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And with a thorough dominance in the second game, Saina has wrapped it up 21-9
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Nehwal leads 11-4 at the interval.
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10-4....it's been all Saina for the last few points!!
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And the gap is increasing further....8-4 lead for Nehwal
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And Saina is imposing her game here....6-4
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Back to long rallies and all level at 3-3
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It's 3-2 now for Saina
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2-1 for the Indian
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SECOND GAME

1-0 to Nehwal!!
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And Saina needs only one to convert!

21-17 to Nehwal
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Saina halts her mini momentum and races ahead to have THREE game points in hand at 20-17
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18-17 now as Chochuwong fighting back hard.
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And now the former World No. 1 is accelerating! Up at 18-15
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Saina still doing just enough to keep her nose in front...16-15
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15-14..Chochuwong is not going away anywhere!!
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14-13 to Nehwal now..the game is still pretty tight.
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The rallies are getting longer and Saina seems to have established a foothold here..13-12
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AND SAINA HAS LEVELLED!!!!!!!

12-12
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The Thai is still ahead...12-10