Olympics 2012 badminton: Saina Nehwal vs Wang Yihan - As it happened
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Olympics 2012 badminton: Saina Nehwal vs Wang Yihan - As it happened

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 18:56
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Olympics 2012 badminton: Saina Nehwal vs Wang Yihan - As it happenedNishad Vellur/Zeenews.com

London: World number one Wang Yihan of China outplayed India's Saina Nehwal 21-13, 21-13 in the semifinals of women's badminton singles match at the London Olympics 2012 on Friday.

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The fourth seeded Indian will next take on Xin Wang for the bronze medal on Saturday Xin Wang lost to Li Xuerui in the semifinal.

Three unforced errors from Saina in a row. Wang beat Saina 21-13, 21-13 in the semifinals. However, Saina will have another shot for a medal in the bronze medal play-off.

Wang Yihan beats Saina Nehwal 21-13, 21-13 in semis

Match point.

Quick hands, Saina tries for drop but fails. 17-13

Series of smashes, Saina wins another point. 13-15

Wang stretches lead. 14-12

Another point for Wang. 13-12

Wang wins a point after the break. Wang wins a long rally. Saina hits wide trying to stop a smash. 11-11

At the changeover Saina leads 11-10.

Good touch by Saina, earns a point with a drop shot. 10 all

Misjudged Saina. Leaves a shot thinking its long. Wang earns point. 10-8

Too good. Steep smash from Saina. 8 all.

Too quick, wide. Points for Wang. 8-6

Long rally, Wang wins it at the end.7-5

Saina wins another point. 5-6

Good work form Saina. Aggressive. Hits it deep. Earns a point. 4-6

Found room with little backhand. Saina clueless. 4-3

Another unforced error from Saina. 3 all.

Good judgement by Saina. 3-2

Wang's shot hits the net. 2-1 for Saina.

Quick one-two. Point for Saina. 1-1

Wang Yihan wins the first game

Gamepoint Wang wins an easy point, game.

Wang tries for drop, falls close to the net. Saina earns a point. 13-19

Another mistake from Wang. 12-18

Wang gifted Saina point. courtesy unforced error. 10-18

Misjudgement costs Saina a point. 18-9

Saina hits it outside baseline. 17-9

Precision smash from Saina. 9-16

Point for Saina with a drop. 8-16

Saina plays it too long. 16-7

Service error. Saina loses a point. 14-7

Saina wins a cross court point.7-13

Wang serves. Things slipping away from Saina. 12-6

Wang smashes it steep, wins a point. 11-6

Wang wins point after rally. Defensive play from Saina. 10-6

Wang played it long. 6-9 for Saina

Tricky play from world no 1. 9-5

Drop from Saina. Wins point. 5-8

Another error from Saina. Wang extends lead. 8-4

Unforced error from Saina 7-4

Wang placed well. Forced error from Saina. 5-4

Wang uses her height with good effect. Wins a point with another smash. 4-4

Saina earns point with a drop. 4-3

Wang makes it 3 all with a steep smash.

Well done by Saina. Cross court 3-2

Long rally. Wang gets the point. Unforced error from Saina. 2 all. 2-2

Saina Nehwal is the server. Hits it long. First point for Saina.1-0

Semifinal match between Saina Nehwal and Yihan Wang underway at the Wembley Arena.


Road to semis

Yihan Wang

QF Beat Shao Chieh Cheng 21:14, 21:11
R16 Beat Yeon-Ju Bae 15:21, 21:14, 21:14
GP Beat Michele Li 21:8, 21:16

Saina Nehwal

QF Beat Tine Baun 21:15, 22:20
R16 Beat Jie Yao 21:14, 21:16
GP Beat Lianne Tan 21:4, 21:14
GP Beat Sabrina Jaquet 21:9, 21:4

First Published: Friday, August 03, 2012, 13:08

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Billa - Sweden
Best o luck Saina........ We proud of you.......
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suraj singh - varanasi
saina we proud of you best of luck for bronze
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Guy d'Estais - Switzerland
Saina, your fans are not only from India
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Amit - New Delhi
Its true,Wang Yihan too good for Saina,won 21-4, 21-14,no fight at all,Come on girl at least give a fight.GET us Bronze at least. I am Photographer at www.indianinstituteofphotography.com
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ritu - orissa
we all r vry proud dat u qualified to the semis... i m not sad for d semis coz i m sure u`ll win bronze medal
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abhilash - hyderabad
allthe best for bronze medal saina
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chinnaa - chennai
Hai,saina..I m proud abt urself..Dont worry..pls,win the bronze for Indians..
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Mahammad Nasif - Qatar Mangalore
Sain well done all indians are waiting for your next step keep doing well and hope bronze heartly wishes for your ahead by me and all indians.
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emmanual - mumbai
i was expecting saina 2 win gold bt its k
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ganesan - hyderabad
Well done!best of luck luck for bronze..
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