Saina Nehwal beats Nozomi Okuhara to enter China Open semis


The only Indian shuttler left in the tournament, defending champion┬áSaina Nehwal marched into the women’s singles semi-finals with a comprehensive straight games win over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara at the prestigious $700,000 China Open Superseries Premier here on Friday.

The top seed took just 42 minutes to ease past the World No.10 Japanese 21-16, 21-13 at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center. With the win, the World No.2 bettered perfect record against Nozomi to 4-0.

The unseeded Nozomi tried giving Saina a fight at the start but once the Hyderabadi found her rhythm, it was a regular thing for her to clinch the first game…Read More

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