Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, P V Sindhu reach 2nd round in Korea Open Premier Super Series
In the fist game, Saina led initially but Sapsiree clawed back and put the Indian on the backfoot. She then reeled off four straight points from 15-15 to lead 1-0.
But an unperturbed Saina stamped her authority in the second game and didn't give any chance to her rival, registering six points on the trot to create a huge gulf which Sapsiree could never bridge.
In the decider, Saina once again moved ahead 3-0 and enjoyed a narrow lead till 16-13. The Thai girl reeled off six points to make it 19-20, before Saina closed the issue in her favour.