Saina Nehwal has entered the quarter-finals of the Korea Open Badminton Tournament on Thursday. Saina defeated Kim Gana of South Korea in the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s singles category. World number-10 Saina, in 36 minutes, defeated world number -78km in straight sets by beating 21-18, 21-18 in the final-8.
In the first half, Saina did a good job, easily grabing a 16-13 lead over Kim. However, the South Korean player picked up the score and scored 18-20 against the Indian player.
Here, London Olympics bronze medalist Saina won the game point and won the first game against Kim 21-18. Then in the second game Kim returned and Saina was outplayed by 9-5.
With no defeat, the Indian player once again scored a score of 13-13. After scoring the score, Saina turned her back to the game and went into the quarter-finals as well as beating her in the second game 21-18.
In the quarter-finals, Saina will now face Japan’s Nojomi Okuhara or Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin.