Saina Nehwal vs Sung Ji Hyun Live Score and Commentary Australian Open 2017 First Round

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 21, 2017 12:02 IST

Saina Nehwal wins, 21-10, 21-16


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We also have the other Indian superstar, PV Sindhu coming up in a few minutes. Follow it live here.

12:00 (IST)21 JUN 2017

That was some performance by the defending champion after a most disappointing Indonesian Open campaign last week. Hope she can continue this.

11:58 (IST)21 JUN 2017

Final score: 21-10, 21-16 win for Saina Nehwal

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And Saina grabs THE NEXT FOUR POINTS too to race ahead to 20-16....match points now.

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A long rally goes to the Indian and she makes her way forward to 16-15

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She continues to maintain her FOUR-point advantage...Sung up 15-11

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Now the fourth seed makes her march ahead to 14-10

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Sung inches ahead to 11-10 at half-time

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It is back to being extremely competitive as both players not ready to give the other any inch of space...10-10

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But the defending champion takes the next 2 points to trail 8-9 now

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And it's THREE straight points to the Korean....9-6 for Sung. Signs of a comeback?

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Longer rallies...both trying to tire out the other....6-6

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It is a very tight game now....5-5

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Saina has come back to level the score at 3-3 after trailing 1-3.

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It's a 2-0 lead for Sung in the second game. Could we be seeing a fightback?

11:32 (IST)21 JUN 2017

Saina pockets the first game, 21-10

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It's 19-9 now

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18-6 now for the Indian

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Saina is cruising at 17-5 determined and ruthless

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It's a NINE-POINT gap now....Saina leads 14-5

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And the two-time winner continues in the same vein...up 13-4

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It is 11-4 for Saina at the interval.

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Sung makes a fightback as we head towards the interval and takes a couple of points to close the gap to 4-10

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And it is 9-1 for Saina....some start this is by the defending champion!!!!!

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It's a whopping 6-1 lead for Nehwal.

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Sung is finally on the board at 1-4

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And she makes it 4-0 in no time!

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Saina makes a great start and races to a 3-0 lead.

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Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of Saina Nehwal's first round match at the Australian Open. She is the defending champion but has a very tough hurdle in her first round as she faces the fourth seed Sung Ji Hyun.

Saina is coming off a second round defeat at last week's Indonesian Open and will be itching to get back to her winning ways. But will the mighty Korean allow her? Sung did defeat Saina in their last meeting at the All England Open in March.
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