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Syed Modi International 2018 Badminton Live: Saina Nehwal vs Han Yue, Live score & Updates | 25th November 2018

Han Yue def Saina Nehwal 21-18, 21-8 to win the title
Updated: 25 November 2018 16:36 IST - Published: 25 November 2018 15:35 IST
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Saina ends her 2018 season with the Commonwealth Games gold, the Asian Games bronze and Asian Championships bronze.
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Saina had no energy left in the tank in the second game. Looked very slow and fatigued.  
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This is the first senior level title for Han Yue.

Congratulations to her for coming back from a huge deficit in the first game.
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Final score: Han Yue def Saina Nehwal 21-18, 21-8 to win the title
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And Han Yue wins the title!
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Han is bubbling with energy while Saina lacks spirit

Saina 8-19 now
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Crosscourt forehand smash from the Chinese!

Han up 14-8
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Saina finally wins a rally.

She now trails 8-12
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No aggression from Saina at all.....she looks subdued.


Saina trails 6-11 at the time of the midgame interval.  
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The accuracy is very much lacking. She misses a net shot too.

Saina 6-9
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Saina is going for shots deep at the baseline. But her precision is missing.

Han up 7-5
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It's 5-5 as the game continues to be competitive.
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It's 3-3 in the second game
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Who would have thought of that? Saina was ahead at 17-12....the game looked to be in her grip!
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And Han Yue makes her effort count!


She takes the first game 21-18
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With a short backhand corner, Han is now up 19-18
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And the two are now on level terms!

18-18
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This is getting closer now.


Saina's lead has been cut down to just 1 point.

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The Chinese fought back well to take four points but Saina has once again gone up to 18-16
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Saina is moving much better and has gone up to 17-12
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Han got three points in a row but Saina has since wrested control.

Saina up 14-12
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Strong comeback from the Chinese!

11-11
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11-9 advantage to Saina at the time of the midgame interval.
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Three points in a row for the Indian, much to the crowd's delight!


10-8 to Saina
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It's 8-7 to Han Yue now 
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It's 6-6
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Han can't control a dropshot.

Saina goes up to 6-5
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Han sends the shuttle long!

5-5
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Saina is now choosing her spots much better.

Has come back to 4-5
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Loose errors coming from Saina's racquet as she is yet to settle into the match.

Trails 2-5
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The slow start continues as Saina now trails 1-4
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Strong start by Han Yue and she opens up a 3-0 lead
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