Saina Nehwal enters quarter-finals of Korean Open

Indian ace Saina Nehwal has advanced to the quarter-finals of the Korean Open Badminton championships.

In Seoul today, the former world number one defeated Korea’s Kim Ga Eun in straight games 21-18, 21-18 in a 37-minute women’s singles pre-quarterfinal.

Fifth seed Saina will next cross swords with 2017 world champion and third seed Japanese Nozomi Okuhara.  Saina has a 6-3 head-to-head count against the Okuhara but she has lost to the Japanese in the last two meetings.

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