World Badminton Championships 2018, Women's Singles, Quarterfinal: Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 03, 2018 11:27 IST

Final Score- C. Marin bt S. Nehwal: 21-8, 21-11


11:27 (IST)3 AUG 2018

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11:27 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Saina struggled to establish her foothold from the very start as Marin cashed in on her errors to secure her semis berth as she eyes a hat-trick of World Championship titles.
Final Score: 21-8, 21-11

11:20 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Easy pickings for the seed 7 Carolina Marin as she enjoys a comfortable game 2 win at 21-11

11:17 (IST)3 AUG 2018

It has been a quickfire performance from the Spaniard. 
Score: 19-10

11:15 (IST)3 AUG 2018

All in vain as the Indian fails to capitalize on the streak, succumbing to a a massive six point deficit in the decisive game.
Score: 15-9, Marin looking on course to win the match

11:11 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Three consecutive points for Saina as she reduced the gaping deficit to just two.
Score: 10-8

11:10 (IST)3 AUG 2018

A strong baseline smash from the Indian. Score: 10-5, Marin leads

11:07 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Saina looking eager to get past the lacklustre start. Score: 3-8, Saina trailing

11:05 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Three quick points on the trot for the Spaniard as she takes a three point lead.
Score: 5-2

11:04 (IST)3 AUG 2018

It's brewing to be a hard fought battle in the second game with the scoreline evenly poised at 2-2

11:01 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Marin to serve first

11:01 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Time for Game 2!!

11:01 (IST)3 AUG 2018

No surprises as the Spaniard wrap up the first game, restricting Saina to under 10.
Score: 21-6
That's some stuff!!

11:00 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Marin en route first game. A little too late for Saina to amend her mistakes.
Score: 19-5

10:58 (IST)3 AUG 2018

A deft half-court smash from the Indian no 10 to take her tally to 4 points.
Score: 17-4

10:57 (IST)3 AUG 2018

It's turning out to be a rather one sided affair with Marin ensuring no loose ends, as she races towards securing the game.
Score: 15-3

10:55 (IST)3 AUG 2018

A long rally in which Saina prevail. Score: 3-11, the Indian trails

10:54 (IST)3 AUG 2018

The Indian has a lot of catching up to do as she trails 2-11 in the first game. 

10:51 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Both players have played each other on several occassions as they look to tuse the experience to exploit their opponent's weakness. Seventh seed Marin currently leads the charge with a healthy six point lead.
Score: 8-2

10:50 (IST)3 AUG 2018

The Spanish surge ahead with a three point lead.
Score: 4-1

10:48 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Marin wins the first point of the game.

10:48 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Saina starts of proceedings

10:46 (IST)3 AUG 2018

The players are out on the court. The game will be underway shortly

09:35 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Hello and Welcome to Sporstkeeda's LIVE coverage of the BWF World Championships. Next up is the quarterfinal match between Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin.

09:31 (IST)3 AUG 2018

Three Indians have managed to reach the quartefinal stage of the Badminton World Championships. While Sai Praneeth made it to the Top 8 in Men's Singles and will face the in-form Kento Momota, both of India's top women shuttlers made to the qurterfinals.

Sindhu will be locking horns with Nozomi Okuhara later in the day, which is set to be a reach of last year's final and promises to be a thrilling encounter.

In the upcoming encounter, 10th seed Saina will take on arch-rival and 7th seed, Carolina Marin. The ace Indian shuttler has been in tremendous form, having received a bye in the first round, she easily brushed asided the challenges of Turkey's Aliye Demirbag in Round 2 and 4th seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in Round 3. She defeated the 4th seed 21-16, 21-19 in straight sets and was in sublime touch yesterday. 

Carolina Marin, too, has had a superb campaign and has not dropped a set till now. 

The Spaniard trails Nehwal 5-6 in their head-to-head meetings, but has had the upper hand in the most crucial finals, that includes their face-off for the gold medal at this very tournament three years ago.

​Having said that, it is to be noted that the southpaw is not the same invincible force anymore. She hasn't won a title on the BWF circuit since the Japan Open in September last year. Highly inconsistent at present, she lost her very next match to Nehwal right after her triumph in Tokyo.

​Saina played a very smart and clean match against the dangerous Ratchanok Intanon in the third round on Thursday, which should have given her a huge boost of confidence. That might just spur her on for a win over the two-time world champion Marin as well.

The encounter between the Indian and Spanish players promises to a cracker. Stay tuned for some exciting updates.
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