Denmark Open 2018 Women's Singles: Saina Nehwal vs Nozomi Okuhara Live score & Updates | 19th October 2018

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 20, 2018 01:33 IST

Nehwal def Okuhara 17-21, 21-16, 21-12 in 58 minutes to enter the semi-finals.


01:33 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Final score: Nehwal def Okuhara 17-21, 21-16, 21-12 in 58 minutes to enter the semi-finals.

01:28 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Nehwal has beaten Okuhara after suffering three consecutive losses.

She is through to the semi-finals of the Denmark Open.

01:26 (IST)20 OCT 2018

And Saina Nehwal has WON the match!!!!

01:23 (IST)20 OCT 2018

The points are coming freely for the Indian now.

18-10 now

01:21 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara is also looking a bit tired.

But let's not take any credit away from the Indian. Saina's tremendous mental strength is showing here.

Saina up 15-9

01:20 (IST)20 OCT 2018

It's 13-6 for Nehwal now.

Okuhara looks slow and unsure of her movement.

01:17 (IST)20 OCT 2018

It's 11-3 for Nehwal at the midgame interval.

01:16 (IST)20 OCT 2018

It's a huge seven-point lead for the Indian!


01:15 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara hasn't been able to get back her sharpness.

It's 7-3 for Saina

01:12 (IST)20 OCT 2018

It's 2-2 in the decider!

01:10 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Saina takes the second game 21-16.

We are into a decider!

01:07 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara has simply lost her focus now.

It's 19-15 for Saina

01:04 (IST)20 OCT 2018

And Saina steadily increasing her lead!

She is up 15-12

01:02 (IST)20 OCT 2018

This game has become very, very competitive ever since the Japanese lost her precision.

Nehwal is up 13-12

00:58 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Suddenly a flurry of errors from the Japanese's racquet!

It's 10-10

00:56 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara is now dictating the terms!

Making Saina move on her terms!

She is up 8-6

00:53 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara has since seized control and has gone up to 7-4

00:49 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Nehwal opens up a 2-1 lead in Game 2

00:46 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara gets the job done!

Takes the first game 21-17.

00:45 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara now has a host of game points at 20-15

00:44 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara stops Saina in the tracks and is now up 18-12

00:42 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Suddenly, Saina looks pumped up and is egging herself on!

Gets three more points!

Saina trails 12-15

00:41 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Saina has been able to take the next two points as well.

However, the Japanese still is way ahead at 15-9

00:40 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Saina gets one point back at the net, but she still is in in a disadvantageous position.

Saina trails 7-14

00:36 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara is very much in control of the proceedings here.

Okuhara up 11-6 at the midgame interval.

00:33 (IST)20 OCT 2018

It's 8-4 to Okuhara now

00:31 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Saina trying to take control of the net but Okuhara looks too strong at the moment.

Saina trails 3-6

00:29 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Saina is finally on the board!


00:29 (IST)20 OCT 2018

Okuhara opens up a 2-0 lead

00:28 (IST)20 OCT 2018

The blockbuster match is under way!

22:19 (IST)19 OCT 2018

Good evening and welcome to the Sportskeeda live coverage of the Denmark Open 2018 women's singles quarter-finals. It's Saina Nehwal vs Nozomi Okuhara!

What a blockbuster quarter-final we have on the cards! Nehwal leads their head-to-head record 6-4. But it is the Japanese who won their last three encounters, including an epic at the Korea Open just last month. Saina had four match points in that match but failed to close it out. Can she avenge that defeat?

Saina had to dig deep in the first round against Cheung Ngan Yi and then had a huge win over the second seeded Akane Yamaguchi. That must have boosted her confidence. And she will hope to use that to get the better of Okuhara tonight.
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