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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 23, 2017 16:24 IST

Nehwal wins 21-11, 21-12

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16:24 (IST)23 AUG 2017

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.

16:21 (IST)23 AUG 2017

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.

16:16 (IST)23 AUG 2017

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.

16:11 (IST)23 AUG 2017

FINAL SCORE: Saina Nehwals wins, 21-11, 21-12

16:10 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Saina wins it, 21-12

16:10 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Jaquet saves one...12-20

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And the Indian has MATCH POINTS.......NINE OF THEM!....20-11

16:09 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Saina jumps to 18-11 now...just three more points needed!

16:08 (IST)23 AUG 2017

16-10 for the Indian

16:07 (IST)23 AUG 2017

15-9..the pace of the match has considerably slowed down now.

16:07 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Just a few points away from advancing to the third round.

Saina has looked thoroughly in control of this match. 

16:06 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Nehwal inches ahead to 14-9 now

16:05 (IST)23 AUG 2017

12-9 now for Saina

16:04 (IST)23 AUG 2017

12-8 for the Indian post-break.

16:02 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Saina takes two quick points to lead 11-7 at the interval.

16:01 (IST)23 AUG 2017

9-7 for the Indian now....it continues to be tight 

15:59 (IST)23 AUG 2017

The Swiss continues to persist...6-8

15:59 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Jaquet is once again not letting Saina play her smooth game...she is trailing the Indian 5-7.

15:58 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Jaquet pegged her back to just a two-point lead but Saina seizes control again as she goes up to 6-3.

15:57 (IST)23 AUG 2017

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.

15:55 (IST)23 AUG 2017

This game looks competitive in the initial stages...2-2

15:54 (IST)23 AUG 2017

SECOND GAME

Jaquet takes the first point....1-0

15:52 (IST)23 AUG 2017

21-11...first game goes to Saina Nehwal.

15:51 (IST)23 AUG 2017

And Saina has reached game points...she has NINE of them at 20-11.

15:50 (IST)23 AUG 2017

19-10 now....2 points away from the first game

15:49 (IST)23 AUG 2017

18-9....Saina looks to have found her destructive pace!

15:49 (IST)23 AUG 2017

The points are quite fast and both the players are playing their best attacking game...16-9 for the Indian now.

15:48 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Post interval....Saina is in unstoppable mode...14-9 it is

15:45 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Saina stops her comeback and surges to 11-6 at the interval.

15:44 (IST)23 AUG 2017

But Saina needs to be careful here.....Jaquet has now made it 6-9..just three points behind.

15:43 (IST)23 AUG 2017

FIVE-POINT lead for the Indian at 9-4

15:42 (IST)23 AUG 2017

8-3 for the Indian.

Jaquet is now snatching points here and there. Settled down?

15:41 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Saina makes it 7-2 in her favour

15:43 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Huge 6-1 advantage for Saina

15:42 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Jaquet is finally on the board at 1-5

15:41 (IST)23 AUG 2017

And 4-0

What a start!

15:41 (IST)23 AUG 2017

It's 3-0 for the Indian

15:40 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Saina leads 2-0

15:40 (IST)23 AUG 2017

And we are under way!

First point to Saina...1-0

15:37 (IST)23 AUG 2017

The players are on Court now.

15:36 (IST)23 AUG 2017

Saina's fitness is of prime importance and this match will be a good indicator of how she is feeling at the moment.

15:35 (IST)23 AUG 2017

This should be a good match for the former World No. 1 to start her campaign with. 

15:34 (IST)23 AUG 2017

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.

15:32 (IST)23 AUG 2017

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.

13:08 (IST)23 AUG 2017

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!
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