Korea Open 2018: Saina Nehwal’s show of grit in defeat to Nozomi Okuhara deserves plenty of plaudits
The indomitable Saina Nehwal deserves a salute for her magnificent performance against Okuhara, which gave hope to her vast legion of supporters that she still has something to offer them
Korea Open 2018: Nozomi Okuhara downs Akane Yamaguchi in battle of attrition; Tommy Sugiarto to face Chou Tien Chen in final
Nozomi Okuhara outlasted her compatriot and top seed, Akane Yamaguchi, by a 16-21, 21-17, 21-14 scoreline in a 53-minute battle of attrition that somehow failed to scale the heights.
Korea Open 2018: Saina Nehwal falters on brink of victory against Nozomi Okuhara; injured Kento Momota concedes walkover
The only mistake that Saina made was in continuing with those bouts of repeated deep tosses at 20-16, when it had become increasingly clear that her own limited resources were fast running out.
Korea Open 2018: Saina Nehwal squanders four match points, suffers third consecutive defeat against Nozomi Okuhara
Saina Nehwal went down fighting against former world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the quarter-finals to draw curtains on India's campaign at the Korea Open World Tour Super 500 tournament
Catch the live scores and updates of the Korea Open 2018 quarter-final clash between India's Saina Nehwal and reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 50: Bangladesh enter Asia Cup 2018 final; Saina Nehwal into Korea Open last-16 and more on our daily podcast
Bangladesh's gritty win over favourites Pakistan, Angelo Mathews' livid at the SLC, Manpreet Singh as the new hockey captain, Saina Nehwal's first-round win at the Korea Open – we discuss these stories and more on our daily sports podcast
Korea Open 2018: Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma to lead Indian challenge as Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy withdraw
A near-full strength field in the men's singles, with a comparatively poor representation among the women – that is what the situation looks like, in the $600,000 Korea Open