Highlights: Saina Nehwal beats Juliane Schenk; wins Denmark Open

What a return to the international arena for the Indian no. 1. Catch all the live updates here...

Updated: October 21, 2012 21:45 IST
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Saina after her match "I can't speak Danish but thank you all the supporters. Thanks to all the Indian supporters who turned up. I never expected to win the tournament. Thanks to all the fans for giving me that energy to win. My knee is not in a good shape but I managed to carry it through."

And she is on the podium now. This is Saina's 16th international title overall of which she has won 6 premier titles. 2 premier titles were won in 2012, the other being Indonesian Open Super Series.

19:32: Saina Wins the Denmark Open 21-17, 21-8. Just 35 minutes of play. 6th premier title for her and second of the year after Indonesian Open.

19:31:Saina now in superior form and rampaging towards another title of the year for her. Leads 16-7 now.

19:25: Beautiful play by Saina to take the lead at 6-5. Schenk desperate and rightly so and thus gifting a few points. Saina leads 9-6 now.

19:23: And Schenk fights back after Saina led 4-2. Now, the German is in the lead with 5-4.

19:21:Second game begins and it is 2-2 at the start.

19:17: Saina Nehwal takes the first game 21-17 with three straight points in the end. Great start!

19:16: Extremely close with Schenk not giving an inch and Saina's unforced errors. 18-17 in Saina's favour.

19:15: Some good rallies here and of course the height advantage is there for the German but Saina is making here work even harder. 16-15 the score.

19:12: Getting nervier and closer now - Saina still leads 15-13 but Schenk fighting hard.

19:10:Saina Nehwal now leads Schenk 14-12 in the first game.

19:07: Saina trailed for the first time today but struck immediately back to lead 11-10.

19:05:Score now almost neck-to-neck with Schenk's fightback. 9-8 in Saina's favour.

19:03: Schenk coming back a little bit and score 8-4 in favour of the Indian.

19:01: Saina now leads 6-1 in the first game vs Juliane Schenk.

19:00: Saina Nehwal off to a brilliant start and leads 4-0 as of now.

18:56: It is a false alarm, thankfully! and the match starts! Saina to serve first.

18:54: The match just about to start now. Oh wait! Apparently there is a fire alarm and people have been asked to leave. For the players it still isn't sure and it has been halted.

Both players are on court now and practicing/ warming-up for the title clash. Saina has not lost a game in this tournament so far and would love it to be that way even now.

The men's doubles final is over now and Saina Nehwal and Juliane Schenk should be on court anytime now.

The match is just some time away now as the men's doubles final between Korea and Malaysia is on now and they are into the last game of the match.

Saina Nehwal may have had a lucky route through to the final after world number 1 Yihan Wang retired during the semi-final but others may argue that she anyway was leading the match comfortably.

Anyway, the semis are out of the way and it is time to concentrate on the finals now against German Juliane Schenk, who is number 7 in the Badminton World Federation rankings as against Saina's fourth.

The Indian leads in the head-to-head record though with 5-3 advantage over Schenk.

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