Despite the hue and cry over her title drought, Saina Nehwal is still India`s top female shuttler. The Olympic bronze medallist took only 40 minutes to dispatch compatriot and understudy, PV Sindhu to win the 2014 Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow. The score read: 21-14 21-17.
Top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu and national champion K Srikanth continued their rampaging run with contrasting victories to reach the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold tournament here Friday.
National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand Wednesday came out in defence of Saina Nehwal after she ‘retired’ on match point from the women`s singles first round of the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold at the Babu Banarsi Das Indoor Stadium here.