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Saina Nehwal vs Vrushali G, Live Badminton Score and Updates, Senior National Badminton Championships 2017 Round 1

Saina takes the first game 21-12.
Updated: 06 November 2017 13:53 IST - Published: 06 November 2017 10:17 IST
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No hiccups for Saina as she comfortably makes her way into the next round of the Championships. For Vrushali, it will be a huge learning experience and despite the loss, she will certainly take a lot of positives from the match!
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And it's over as Vrushali's smash hits the net! The match ends 21-12 21-10 in favour of the Olympic bronze medalist.
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And it's 10 match points for the veteran!
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Saina adds two more quick points, making it 18-10 and coming closer to booking her place in the last eight of the draw.
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It's 16-10 now, as Vrushali is once again struggling to keep up the pace.
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However, the former World No. 1 takes the next two points to take a 14-9 lead.
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Vrushali is fighting hard to make a comeback into the match and with a flurry of points, making it 12-9.
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Vrushali takes the first point of the game but Saina hits back with one of her own. 
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And she goes into the break up 11-3, winning the last point with a powerful backhand smash.
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It's 10-3 now, as Saina continues her charge. 
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Saina stretches her lead to 7-1, before making an unforced error on her forehand.
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Saina continues to take charge of the match and races to a 5-1 lead!
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The second game is underway and it's 1-1.
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The first game goes to Saina at 21-12 as Vrushali's forehand clear lands outside the lines.
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Saina extends her lead to 19-11 but makes an unforced error on the smash, sending it out. 
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Vrushali takes the next three points but concedes a simple point with an unforced error into the net. 17-11!
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An unforced error on the smash by Saina but she responds with another fine flurry of points as her opponent has no response to her fast shots. 16-8 now!
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Saina continues her domination after the break, making her opponent run around the court and winning the point with a delightful drop. 13-7!
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At the break, Saina leads 11-6 as Vrushali's push lands slightly outside the court towards Saina's forehand.
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Saina is threatening to run away with the match but Vrushali is not letting her go to far. It's 9-6 now!
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Saina extends her lead to 7-3 and with adds to her tally with an awkward backhand, that just lands in! A huge smile on the face of the World Championship bronze medalist. 
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Vrushali, who looked under pressure at first, fights back and takes the next three points as Saina makes a couple of unforced errors. 5-3!
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Saina leads 5-0 after a barrage of powerful smashes.
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And the second seed is off to a flying start!
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The players are on court and the match is about to start!
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The quarterfinals of the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championships start on Monday and this year, they will feature the country's top players go head-to-head against each other. The top seed in the men's singles is Srikanth Kidambi, who is in the form of his life, having won four Superseries titles this year and in the women's singles, PV Sindhu is the number one seed.

Following her is veteran Saina Nehwal, who is the second seed and will look to secure a place in the last four, as she takes on Vrushali G. in her first match of the tournament. The World No. 11 will be coming into the game off the back off a pre-quarterfinal finish at the French Open, bowing out to Akane Yamaguchi in straight games.

Her opponent, who is ranked number 148 in the world, has won four matches so far in the competition and is yet to drop a game so far. Stay tuned as we bring you the latest action from the game!
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