Saina Nehwal moves into second round of the Macau Open 2016

congrats @NSaina on resounding winClick To TweetSaina Nehwal beat Indonesia’s Hanna Ramadini in the opening round of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament, on Wednesday.

The former World No. 1 was initially trailing 2-5 against the world no. 44, gradually clawed her way back in the opening game to reduce the deficit before restoring parity at 17-17. With none of the players willing to give in the score soon became 20 – 20. Saina lost the first game 21-23 in 24 minutes.

In the second game Saina took an early lead to race to a 9 – 3 lead. At break, she was leading 11 – 6. Saina brought all her experience in to play to close out the second game 21-14 with relative ease.

In the decider, Saina continued her domination to lead 11 – 6 at the break. In the end, the Indian put too good for her Indonesian opponent as she won the third game 21 – 18 to move into the third round.

Final Score: Saina Nehwal beat Hanna Ramadini 21 – 23, 21 – 14, 21 – 18

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