Saina Nehwal clinched her maiden India Open Super Series title after notching up a dominating straight game victory against former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the summit clash on Sunday.
Relieved to clinch her maiden India Open Super Series title, badminton star Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it is a huge burden off her head as she has always struggled to win this tournament and vowed to bring more laurels for the country in future.
Praising Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal for their success at the India Open Super Series, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said it was a 'dream come true' before stressing that consistency will be the key for Indian players to bring more laurels in future.
It's a historic day for Indian badminton. Newly crowned women's World Number 1 Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth made short work of the their semi-final opponents to enter the title round of India Open Super Series in Delhi.
Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth reached their maiden semifinals at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament but giant-killer H S Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt failed to capitalise on early advantages and went down fighting in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
Saina Nehwal sailed past Indonesia's Hana Ramadhini to make her maiden semifinals at the India Open Super Series while giant-killer H S Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt went down fighting in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
Saina Nehwal, yet to recover from a shoulder pain, says she is not thinking of the world number one ranking despite having a good chance of achieving the feat at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament beginning here on Monday.
Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.
Ajay Jayaram was all set to qualify for the 2012 Olympics on the strength of his world ranking with Parupalli Kashyap close on his heels. But the Mumbaikar lost out and the Hyderabadi made it to London in fortuitous circumstances.
Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei proved why he is the World No.1 badminton player by thrashing No.2 Chen Long of China in straight games to clinch his third $250,000 India Open Super Series men`s singles title in four years here Sunday.
A large Indian contingent led by top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu will be vying for honours in the toughest India Open Super Series yet, which commences at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.
Elated after winning his second victory at the India Open Super Series, Lee Chong Wei today said it was a tough match against Kenichi Tago of Japan in the men`s singles final but he was happy to have received the support of his Indian fans.