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All England Open quarterfinal Highlights: Saina Nehwal loses to Sung Ji Hyun

Saina Nehwal was defeated 20-22, 20-22 by Sung Ji Hyun in a gripping quarterfinal of the All England Open championship quarterfinal on Friday. Highlights of the Saina Nehwal vs Sung Ji Hyun, All England Open badminton championship quarterfinal here.

other sports Updated: Mar 11, 2017 00:42 IST
Somshuvra Laha
Somshuvra Laha
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
All England Open Badminton Championships‬,‪Saina Nehwal‬‬,P.V. Sindhu
Saina Nehwal plays Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun in the quarterfinal of the All England Open badminton championship today. Get live score of Saina Nehwal vs Sung Ji Hyun here. (PTI)

Saina Nehwal faces Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun in the quarterfinal of the All England Open badminton championship in Birmingham today. Catch live score of Saina Nehwal vs Sung Ji Hyun here.

12.08 pm IST: Disappointing end to a highly anticipated day for badminton fans. Both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have lost in the quarterfinals.

12.02 am IST: Shortlived though. Sung Ji Hyun won the second set 22-20. Final scoreline 22-20, 22-20. All finished in 53 minutes. Indian challenge ends at All England Open badminton championships.

11.59 pm IST: 20-20 again! Incredible stuff going on here.

11.57 pm IST: The Korean inching towards victory. 19-17 in her favour now.

11.55 pm IST: It’s 18-15 in favour of Sung Ji Hyun now.

11.53 pm IST: Not good news. Sung Ji Hyun has again taken the lead. It’s 16-14 now. Saina has to pull out something special here.

11.51 pm IST: Saina Nehwal again takes the lead. 14-13 now.

11.50 pm IST: Sung Ji Hyun takes the lead now. It’s 13-12 in favour of the Korean.

11.48 pm IST: Sung Ji Hyun again levels the scores. It’s 11-11 now.

11.46 pm IST: It’s 11-9 in favour of Saina Nehwal at the halfway mark of the second set.

11.44 pm IST: The Korean inching back again. Saina leads 9-8 now.

11.42 pm IST: Turning out to be another close set here. Saina leading 8-6. She has to win this set to stay in the match.

11.39 pm IST: Saina Nehwal trying to stretch the gap now. Leads 6-4 in the second set.

11.38 pm IST: Oh brilliant Saina! Wins four points in a row to take 4-3 lead. Super stuff!

11.37 pm IST: Sung Ji Hyun quickly takes a 3-0 lead against Saina Nehwal.

11.32 pm IST: Saina loses first set. Korean Sung Ji Hyun wins 22-20.

11.30 pm IST: Saina fights back! Makes it 20-20. Thrilling match going on here.

11.29 pm IST: Game point for Sung Ji Hyun. 20-17.

11.28 pm IST: Sung Ji Hyun has broken ahead with a two-point lead. It’s 19-17 in favour of the Korean.

11.26 pm IST: Scores level again! It’s 17-17 now and everything to play for.

11.24 pm IST: Sung Ji Hyun has again managed to come back. Saina leads 17-16 now.

11.22 pm IST: Saina Nehwal manages to take the lead again. Leads 16-12 now.

11.20 pm IST: 11-11 now. Sung Ji Hyun has made a roaring comeback with four consecutive points.

11.20 pm IST: Korean Sung Ji Hyun brings down the gap. Saina leads 11-10.

11.17 pm IST: Saina Nehwal’s lead stretched to four points now. Leads 11-7.

11.16 pm IST: Saina opens up a two-point lead for the first time in the match. Leads 9-7.

11.15 pm IST: 7-7 now. Absorbing match here with no one ready to step back.

11.13 pm IST: Saina pulls level! It’s 5-5 now.

11.12 pm IST: Sung Ji Hyun staying a point ahead. Leads Saina 5-4.

11.11 pm IST: Saina pulls back. Still trails the Korean 4-3.

11.10 pm IST: Sung Ji Hyun races to 3-1 lead against Saina Nehwal.

11.09 pm IST: First point for the Korean. Sung Ji Hyun leads 1-0.

11.04 pm IST: Match to start now.

10.51 pm IST: Saina Nehwal has a 6-1 head-to-head against Sung Ji Hyun.

10.41 pm IST: PV Sindhu lost to Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying 14-21, 10-21 in the quarterfinals. Catch highlights of that match.

10.35 pm IST: Saina Nehwal is the sole Indian challenge left after PV Sindhu crashed out of the All England Open quarterfinals earlier.

10.30 pm IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s coverage of the All England Open badminton championship. Saina Nehwal will take on Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun in the quarter-final shortly. Catch live updates here.

Saina Nehwal beat Germany’s Fabienne Deprez 21-18, 21-10 in the pre-quarterfinal on Thursday. Sung Ji Hyun beat Taipei’s Yip Pui Yin 15-21, 21-16, 21-9.

Sung Ji Hyun is currently ranked third in the world but world No. 9 Saina Nehwal has an impressive record against the Korean. Out of seven times they have played each other, Saina Nehwal has won six matches.

The last time Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji Hyun played each other was in the India Open in Delhi last April. Saina Nehwal won that match 19-21, 21-14, 21-19.

First Published: Mar 10, 2017 22:10 IST