Super Saina clinches Singapore Open
Singapore: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal
clinched the second Super Series title of her career by
winning the Singapore Open with a straight-game triumph over
qualifier Tzu Ying Tai in the finals here today.
Top seed Saina took just 33 minutes to beat Chinese
Taipei`s Tai 21-18 21-15 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The world number six, who was the lone Indian left if
fray after others crashed out by the semifinal stage, had
bagged her maiden Super Series title in June last year when
she claimed the top honours at the Indonesian Open.
The in-form Saina came here after winning the India Open
Grand Prix Gold title only last week.
In a game that was close to start with, Saina was locked
18-18 with her rival at one stage before edging ahead. Saina
had seven smash winners to show against her rival`s three in
the opening game.
In the second game, Saina displayed a better net game and
outwitted her rival in rallies to emerge triumphant.