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World Badminton Championships 2017: Saina Nehwal vs Sabrina Jaquet, Live Score and updates: Nehwal wins 21-11, 21-12

Nehwal wins 21-11, 21-12
Updated: 23 August 2017 16:24 IST - Published: 23 August 2017 15:54 IST
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That wraps up this blog.

Later in the day, the men's singles India No. 1 Srikanth Kidambi will be in action as he seeks a pre-quarter-final berth. Follow his match live here:

It is scheduled to start around 5.30pm IST.

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the BWF World Championships 2017.
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The 12th seed next faces the winner of the second round contest between India's very own Tanvi Lad and the second seed Sung Ji Hyun.
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It was a comfortable opening round for Nehwal....the best possible start she could ask for.

This breezy win should stand her in good stead especially because she has threats very early in her draw.
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FINAL SCORE: Saina Nehwals wins, 21-11, 21-12
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Saina wins it, 21-12
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Jaquet saves one...12-20
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And the Indian has MATCH POINTS.......NINE OF THEM!....20-11
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Saina jumps to 18-11 now...just three more points needed!
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16-10 for the Indian
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15-9..the pace of the match has considerably slowed down now.
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Just a few points away from advancing to the third round.

Saina has looked thoroughly in control of this match. 
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Nehwal inches ahead to 14-9 now
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12-9 now for Saina
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12-8 for the Indian post-break.
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Saina takes two quick points to lead 11-7 at the interval.
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9-7 for the Indian now....it continues to be tight 
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The Swiss continues to persist...6-8
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Jaquet is once again not letting Saina play her smooth game...she is trailing the Indian 5-7.
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Jaquet pegged her back to just a two-point lead but Saina seizes control again as she goes up to 6-3.
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But this is where the World No. 16 has started to accelerate as she bags 3 points on the trot and inches ahead to 5-2.
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This game looks competitive in the initial stages...2-2
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SECOND GAME

Jaquet takes the first point....1-0
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21-11...first game goes to Saina Nehwal.
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And Saina has reached game points...she has NINE of them at 20-11.
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19-10 now....2 points away from the first game
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18-9....Saina looks to have found her destructive pace!
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The points are quite fast and both the players are playing their best attacking game...16-9 for the Indian now.
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Post interval....Saina is in unstoppable mode...14-9 it is
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Saina stops her comeback and surges to 11-6 at the interval.
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But Saina needs to be careful here.....Jaquet has now made it 6-9..just three points behind.
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FIVE-POINT lead for the Indian at 9-4
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8-3 for the Indian.

Jaquet is now snatching points here and there. Settled down?
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Saina makes it 7-2 in her favour
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Huge 6-1 advantage for Saina
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Jaquet is finally on the board at 1-5
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And 4-0

What a start!
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It's 3-0 for the Indian
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Saina leads 2-0
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And we are under way!

First point to Saina...1-0
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The players are on Court now.
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Saina's fitness is of prime importance and this match will be a good indicator of how she is feeling at the moment.
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This should be a good match for the former World No. 1 to start her campaign with. 
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Saina's last outing at this premier global event gifted her with a historic silver medal. 2 years later, the 2015 runner-up comes as the World No. 16 with the spotlight being firmly away from her.
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Good afternoon and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Day 3 of the World Championships. 7 out of the 8 singles shuttlers from the country have progressed into the second round at the World Championships this year. It's time for the last one to take the court. We are talking about none other than Saina Nehwal, whose match is about to begin soon.
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Ace shuttler and silver medalist from the 2015 World Championships, Saina Nehwal kicks off her campaign in the women's singles draw against Switzerland's Sabrine Jaquet on Day 3 of the competition. Saina, who is ranked 16th in the world, will look to get off to a solid start against her Swiss opponent, who is ranked in 36th place. The duo has faced off once before in 2012 at the London Olympics preliminary stage, with the Indian recording a comfortable win in what would later turn out to be a historic campaign for her.

In the women's singles, two more shuttlers will be in action - Rituparna Das and Tanvi Lad. Both have their task cut out for them, as they take on 16th seed Kirsty Gilmour and 2nd seed Sung Ji Hyun respectively. 

Today's action will also feature India's entire men's singles team in action. Kidambi Srikanth, one of the biggest title favourites, takes on Lukas Corvee of France. Later in the day, Ajay Jayaram, Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma will also be in action.

The women's doubles will also have two Indian pairs in action, namely Sanjana Santosh and Arathi Sara Sunil, along with the duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy. Stay tuned as we bring to you the latest coverage from the action!