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Saina Nehwal pre-quarters All England Championship match: As it happened

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Mar 08, 2013 at 12:16am IST

Saina Nehwal defeated Bellaetrix Manuputi in the pre-quarterfinals match of the All England Championship 21-16, 21-11 in 34 minutes.

Read on for the updates from the match.

That is it, a powerful smash to win the game 21-11. Saina Nehwal advances to the quarter-finals of All England Championships.

Saina Nehwal pre-quarters All England Championship match: As it happened

Saina Nehwal defeated Bellaetrix Manuputi in the pre-quarterfinals match of the All England Championship 21-16, 21-11 in 34 minutes.

18-10 in favour of Saina. The match is all but over now.

30 minutes of play has gone by with Saina Nehwal looking well set to win this tie. She leads the second game 15-5.

13-3 in favour of Saina Nehwal now. A massive 10 point lead in the second game.

Saina leads 10-2 in the second game after taking the first game 21-16. The Indian has so far got three smashes and six net points in the second game.

Nehwal playing close to the nets and the ploy has worked for her so far. She is leading Manuputi by 6 points now. 7-1 in the second game.

Five back-to-back points for the Indian as she races to a 6-1 lead.

Saina Nehwal got the first point in the second game courtesy a smash before Manuputi got her self on the board as well.

After 12-12, Saina Nehwal picked up two consecutive points. Manuputi got one back, but Nehwal ran away with the first game. 21-16 .

Manuputi with three consecutive points levels things up.

Net winner from Nehwal hands her the serve. Saina Nehwal 12 - 9 Belaetrix Manuputi

Six minutes into the match now. Saina Nehwal 11-8 Belaetrix Manuputi

Saina Nehwal 11-7 Belaetrix Manuputi

Saina serves, and a long rally results in a point in favour of the Indian courtesy a SMASH

Manuputi gets the serve and collects two quick points, both net winners. Saina Nehwal 7-5

Belaetrix Manuputi

Nehwal gets the serve back and is extending the lead. Saina Nehwal 7-3 Belaetrix Manuputi

Three consecutive points for Saina now. Saina Nehwal 5-2 Belaetrix Manuputi

Nehwal serves and 3-2 to the Indian with a net winner.

Clear winner from Nehwal levels things up

A really long rally by these two first up, Manuputi gets the first point.

Manuputi serves in first.

This is the first meeting for these two players in a major event.

The players are in the middle now. Seed no.2 Saina Nehwal of India and Belaetrix Manuputi of Indonesia.

It will be a 11:30 pm IST official start for Saina Nehwal's match.

Gutta/ Diju pair have lost the first game 21-17.

Tommy Sugiarto has won his match against Chou Tien Chen at Court 3. Saina Nehwal's match is up next. Hopefully the match will start in another 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, India's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju have started their pre-quarters match against Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Zieba of Poland with first game score on 15-15.

Saina Nehwal's match is to take place in Court 3 of the National Indoor Arena. Currently Men's singles match between Chou Tien Chen and Tommy Sugiarto is being played at Court 3. Tommy has won the first game and Saina's match will start only after this match is finished.

PV Sindhu has lost her pre-quarter match to Juliane Schenk 21-17 21-14.

Saina Nehwal's best outing at the prestigous event was when she reached the semi-final in 2010. Last year, the Indian was knocked out in the quarters.

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