Saina Nehwal vs Ying Ying Lee, Thailand Open 2017 Round of 16 - As it happened

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 01, 2017 20:55 IST

Final score: Saina 21-11 21-14 Lee


20:55 (IST)1 JUN 2017

The match will begin at 4 PM IST and we will continue to bring to you the latest updates and coverage. See you tomorrow for Saina's next match as she bids for a place in the semifinal of the Thailand Open.

20:54 (IST)1 JUN 2017

A 21-11 21-14 victory for the Indian. She will now face Japanese qualifier Haruko Suzuki for a place in the semifinals. 

20:52 (IST)1 JUN 2017

It's all over! Saina converts on her second match point opportunity.

20:51 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Match point for Saina! 20-13!

20:48 (IST)1 JUN 2017

18-11 in favour of Saina now.

20:47 (IST)1 JUN 2017

It's 16-10 now in the second game of the match. Saina just needs five more points to wrap up proceedings.

20:44 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Saina looks comfortable now and should be able to see the match through. She leads 14-8 in the second game.

20:42 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Lee wins the first two points after the break but Saina snaps the streak. 12-7 now.

20:40 (IST)1 JUN 2017

The Indian goes into the breather up 11-5! She has one foot in the quarterfinal.

20:37 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Saina continues to remain in the driving seat. She leads 7-2.

20:34 (IST)1 JUN 2017

A strong start by the Indian in the second game as well. She leads 4-1 in the initial stages.

20:32 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Saina gets us underway in the second game and takes the first point.

20:30 (IST)1 JUN 2017

SAINA TAKES THE FIRST GAME! A comfortable start for the Indian, who takes the first game 21-11. More of the same in the second?

20:28 (IST)1 JUN 2017

The Malaysian is looking to make a way back into the first game. She picks up three points straight to make it 19-11. Still a lot to do for Lee!

20:26 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Saina is on a roll here! It's 19-8 to her in the first game now.

20:24 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Make that nine points in a row now. It's 16-8 in favour of Saina!

20:23 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Saina is on a hot streak! Three more points and she has opened up a 14-8 lead.

20:20 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Down 7-8, Saina pulls off a streak of four points in a row to go into the interval at 11-8.

20:18 (IST)1 JUN 2017

It's all square now. 7-7!

20:16 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Saina is looking to pull away but the Malaysian remains within touching distance. 6-5 as it stands!

20:14 (IST)1 JUN 2017

After the first six points, it's the Indian with the upper hand as she leads 4-2.

20:12 (IST)1 JUN 2017

The first two points are shared. 1-1!

20:10 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Lee to serve for the opening point!

20:09 (IST)1 JUN 2017

We are underway!

19:49 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Saina's match is next in the order of play. It will begin once any of the current matches get over.

19:34 (IST)1 JUN 2017

Saina's match will probably start in the next 15 minutes or so!

14:18 (IST)1 JUN 2017

After a comfortable victory in her opening encounter, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will face off against Malaysia's Ying Ying Lee for a place in the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2017 tournament.

She defeated Martina Repiska in straight sets yesterday and it will be the first time she will play against Lee on the tour. The Malaysian is just 19 years old, ranked 51 in the world and will have to be at her best to trouble the former world number one.

Lee won her match against Asty Dwi Widyaningrum by a 21-13 21-13 scoreline yesterday. For Saina, this should be a comfortable match, especially if she continues her form from yesterday. Follow all the live updates here and don't miss any of the action!
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