Seoul, Sep 29 (IESports) India’s ace shuttler crashed out of the Korea Open and with her loss Indian hopes at this tournament.
She lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-15, 15-21, 22-20 in the quarterfinal of the tournament today.
In a edge of the seat match, Okuhara came back from 16-20 down to win the game (22-20) to play top seed Akane Yamaguchi in the semifinals of the tournament.
Saina had not lost even a single game before this match in the tournament.
This is Okuhara’s fourth win over Saina in 10 encounters, while Saina has defeated her six times.