Improvement in consistency after Gopichand split is evident, says Saina Nehwal
Improvement in consistency after Gopichand split is evident, says Saina Nehwal

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who won the Indian Open title on Sunday beating former world champion Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon praised her current coach Vimal Kumar for her consistent performances.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth now eye Malaysia crown
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth now eye Malaysia crown

Newly-crowned India Open champions, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their fairytale run as they eye another podium finish at the USD 500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier which gets underway with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

K Srikanth is a fighter, says Pullela Gopichand
K Srikanth is a fighter, says Pullela Gopichand

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand has lavished praise on K Srikanth after his India Open triumph, describing him as a fighter with a great range of strokes but said he still needs to improve "mental aspects" to win more laurels for the country.

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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.

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A big burden off my head, says Saina Nehwal after winning India Open
A big burden off my head, says Saina Nehwal after winning India Open

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.

Sonia Gandhi hails Saina Nehwal over her feat
Sonia Gandhi hails Saina Nehwal over her feat

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hailed Saina Nehwal over becoming the world's top seeded women badminton player, saying she has shown that Indians are second to none.

Dream come true: Pullela Gopichand on India's rapid rise in world badminton
Dream come true: Pullela Gopichand on India's rapid rise in world badminton

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.

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Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win India Open Super Series titles
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win India Open Super Series titles

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won the women's singles title of the India Open Superseries for the first time at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Sunday.

Indian Super Series finals: Saina Nehwal vs Ratchanok Intanon, Srikanth Kidambi​ vs Victor Axelsen - As it happened...
Indian Super Series finals: Saina Nehwal vs Ratchanok Intanon, Srikanth Kidambi​ vs Victor Axelsen - As it happened...

In a perfect day for the Indian badminton, Women's Singles new World No.1  Saina Nehwal first won her first Indian Super Series title defeating her Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in straight sets, 21-16 21-14; then youngster Srikanth Kidambi​ topped it up with a thrilling three-set win over Dane Victor Axelsen 18-21 21-13 21-12 in front of a packed Siri Fort Sports Complex crowd in Delhi.

Thought of quitting badminton after last year's worlds: Saina Nehwal
Thought of quitting badminton after last year's worlds: Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships.

Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches: Vimal Kumar
Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches: Vimal Kumar

A series of losses against top shuttlers had left Saina Nehwal in tears but the Indian ace showed tremendous drive and hunger to achieve the World No.1 status, former national coach Vimal Kumar said here on Saturday.

Sachin Tendulkar congratulates World No.1 Saina Nehwal
Sachin Tendulkar congratulates World No.1 Saina Nehwal

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday congratulated India's top women's shuttler Saina Nehwal after the 25-year-old was assured of becoming the World No.1.

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Saina Nehwal has achieved three great things this year: Uday Pawar
Saina Nehwal has achieved three great things this year: Uday Pawar

India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal had achieved three memorable feats this year enroute to her gaining the coveted and unprecedented World No.1 status on Saturday, said former international Uday Pawar.

Saina Nehwal has made India proud, says B-town

Saina Nehwal created history when she occupied the top spot as a badminton champion by becoming the first Indian woman to do so. Although the official list is still due, the defeat of Spain's Carolina Marin has shot Nehwal to the top of the table. 

Saina, Srikanth enter finals of India Open Super Series
Saina, Srikanth enter finals of India Open Super Series

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.

President, PM congratulate Saina Nehwal on becoming World No. 1
President, PM congratulate Saina Nehwal on becoming World No. 1

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Miniter Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Saina Nehwal on becoming the first Indian women to become world's number one badminton player.

Saina Nehwal, first Indian Woman to become World No.1
Saina Nehwal, first Indian Woman to become World No.1

Come Thursday when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings are revised, Saina Nehwal will become the first Indian woman to be ranked No.1 in singles.