Korea Open Highlights: Saina Nehwal lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the quarterfinal clash in Korea Open. It was a remarkable comeback from the World No. 8 who dropped the first game but then convincingly won the second. In the deciding game, Nehwal had a lead of 20-16 before Okuhara won six straight points to pick up 21-15, 15-21, 22-20 victory. Nehwal’s defeat ends Indian campaign at the Korea Open and Okuhara will face Akane Yamaguchi in the semifinal.
Saina Nehwal vs Nozomi Okuhara Badminton Highlights: India ace Saina Nehwal progressed to the quarterfinals of the USD 600,000 Korea Open after seeing off Korea’s Kim Ga Eun at the BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament here Thursday. Former world number one, who had won a bronze at the Asian Games and gold at Commonwealth Games this year, defeated Kim Ga Eun 21-18 21-18 in a 37-minute women’s singles pre-quarterfinal. Fifth seed Saina will cross swords with 2017 world champion and third seed Japanese Nozomi Okuhara.