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World Badminton Championships 2017: Saina Nehwal vs Sung Ji Hyun, Live Score and Updates: Nehwal wins 21-19, 21-15

Saina Nehwal wins 21-19, 21-15.
Updated: 24 August 2017 23:45 IST - Published: 24 August 2017 17:33 IST
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And with that, we wrap up our liveblog for the day.

Do join us tomorrow for the quarter-finals. Let us hope for a great day of action.

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the World Championships.

Goodnight!
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What a day for Indian badminton!

We now have three quarter-finalists in the 2017 World Championships - Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi.

You can find out how Sindhu won her match here.

You can find out how Srikanth won his match here.
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Saina Nehwal next faces the winner of the third round contest between the sixth seed He Bingjiao and the 16th seed Kirsty Gilmour.
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Saina made the World No. 3 Sung look clueless and reduced to a pedestrian player in the last few points like only Saina can!
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Every time she was down, she turned it around with confidence!

That's why Saina is Saina!
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She joins PV Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi in the last-eight.
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Saina is into the QUARTER-FINALS OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!!
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FINAL SCORE: Saina Nehwal wins 21-19, 21-15
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And she converts the first one! 21-15
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Sung has just lost her sharpness at the net...looking dejected

Saina has MATCH POINTS....20-15
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Saina is now just TWO points away from the win....19-15
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18-14 for the Indian as she inches closer to a quarter-final berth
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16-14 for the Indian as she tries her best to separate herself from the Korean
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15-14 for the Indian now....getting tense
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Lovely crosscourt drop from the Korean to make it 13-14
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And the Indian makes it 14-12
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Sung has the net as a barrier and point goes to Saina

Saina leads 13-12
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And we are back to 12-12
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the lead has been cut down to just one point...12-11
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12-10 for the Korean now
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WHAT A CROSSCOURT SMASH from Nehwal to make it 9-11
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At the interval, Sung leads 11-7
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But Saina won't let her race away....she makes it 6-10
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It's 9-5 for the Korean with her shot just about catching the sideline
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Saina's high shot just misses the baseline and she now trails 4-8
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Two quick points go to Sung....she leads 6-4
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What rallies from the two ladies!

Furious pace and power!

4-4
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Another tight game in the offing surely!
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3-3
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It's advantage Sung

3-2
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Back to 2-2
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And 2-0 for the second seed
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SECOND GAME

Sung goes up 1-0
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Sung's return is blocked by the net!

First game goes to Nehwal, 21-19
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Fantastic body smash from Saina to get to GAME POINT


20-19
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Sung comes up with an excellent smash into the open court

19-19
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Sung is erratic now..Saina inches ahead to 19-18
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Stupendous return right into the corner 

We are back to level

18-18
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Great drop from Sung....Saina cannot do anything...Sung leads 18-17
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17-17

never count out Saina!
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And she is back to just one-point deficit!

16-17
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Nehwal prolonging the rallies, moving Sung from corner to corner to extract errors

it is working!

15-17
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Despite the wobble, Saina is still in this...14-17
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Saina lets the shuttle go and it proves costly....down 13-17
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And babysteps for Saina in her comeback...13-16
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In her urgency to earn the point, Sung sends the shuttle wide....Saina is now trailing 12-16
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Saina still doesn't look very sharp....she is down 11-16
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And the deficit of five points now....Sung up 15-10
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And it has increased to FOUR after Sung goes up to 14-10
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The gap is still of three points as Sung leads 13-10