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As it happened - Saina Nehwal vs Sun Yu, Australian Open 2017 Quarter-finals

Sun Yu beats Saina Nehwal 21-17, 10-21, 21-17
Updated: 23 June 2017 17:04 IST - Published: 23 June 2017 15:55 IST
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With Saina and Sindhu's losses, Srikanth Kidambi now remains the only Indian at the Australian Open 2017.

Do join us tomorrow for the live coverage of his semi-final. Till then keep following Sportskeeda for more updates on Indian badminton.

Goodbye!
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Final score: 21-17, 10-21, 21-17 win for Sun Yu
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This is her first victory over Saina at Australia in four meetings.
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What a rally to finish the match! Sun gets it 21-17
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17-20
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Saina gets one point...16-20
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Huge attacking smash to end a rally. Sun up 19-15
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Match points for Sun 
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Huge attacking smash to end a rally. Sun up 19-15
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Huge attacking smash to end a rally. Sun up 19-15
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And she goes out again! Intense rally it was! Sun up 18-15
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Pressure building?
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Saina goes wide by a whisker! Down 15-17
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Now Sun on a roll.....16-15
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More injection of pace and aggression from Sun....15-15
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Wide goes the shuttle from Saina...15-14
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Great finish at the net after Sun nearly stumbles....Saina up 15-13
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14-12 after Sun's shot again goes out
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Sun's shot sails long...13-12
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Sun staging a fightback here....she is now trailing 11-12
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It is back to 12-12
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12-9 now
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12-9 now
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11-9 for Saina at halftime
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Long rally, great movement from Saina and she gets the point at the net....10-9
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It is back to 9-9
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Smile from Saina after her challenge is successful.... 8-9
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Saina gets back a point with a smash...7-9
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And 9-6 it is for the Chinese...Saina somehow is a little subdued now
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Sun extends her lead to 8-6...change in momentum this is!
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It is Sun who takes a slender lead of 7-6
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6-6 now....the pace of the match has slowed down as both trying to force an error off the other.
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Now Saina is breaking away from the tie...it is 6-4 for the Indian
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A long rally goes to Saina...5-4
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4-4
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4-3 now for the Indian...pretty close
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Now Saina takes a couple of points to lead 3-2
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2-2
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But it is Sun, who takes two points to lead 2-1
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THIRD GAME

1st point goes to Saina...1-0
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Sun's shots lands wide....second game goes to Saina, 21-10
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Game points galore....20-10
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2 points away from levelling the match...19-10
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18-10
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Saina up 17-10
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Great judgement from Saina to leave Sun's shot and it lands long....16-10
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The gap has been decreased to just 5 points.....15-10
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15-9 currently
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High intensity rally and it ends as Saina could not put the shuttle over the net....13-8
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Sun struggling in long rallies....5-12
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