Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal swept her way into the Semi final putting aside a strong opponent Nozomi Okuhara in the Malaysia Masters. She beat Okuhara 21-18, 23-21. With this win Saina’s head to head win over Okuhara stands at 9-4.
Saina played well and fought hard to regain points whenever Okuhara jumped into the lead. Saina’s vast experience came in good stead. The keenly contested match lasted for 48 minutes.
Saina will now play Spain’s Carolina Marin in the Semi Final.
In the men’s category it was disappointment as Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the tournament. He went down 23-21, 16-21, 17-21 to Korean Son Wan Ho in a contest that lasted an hour and twelve minutes.