Badminton genius Saina Nehwal is now the first Indian woman to become World No.1. Image Courtesy – Jansatta
It’s a great moment for Indians. Indian sports lovers, who were feeling a little low after India’s way out from cricket World Cup, have got motivation to celebrate another Indian victory. Badminton genius Saina Nehwal is world No.1 now. She came to her maiden women’s singles final of the $275,000 India Open Superseries by crushing Japan’s Yui Hashimoto in straight set at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi.
Guaranteed of getting to be World No.1 on Thursday when the Badminton World Federation discharges its updated rankings, Saina dominated the competition in just 44 minutes to defeat the unseeded Japanese 21-15, 21-11. Despite the fact that the Japanese demonstrated sporting spirit from the beginning of the challenge, she couldn’t continue to match with the top class flexibility and speed of Saina.
In the wake of experiencing the overwhelming hard work for quite a long time, combating with wounds and heartbreaks on the court along the way, Saina at last scaled women’s badminton summit the minute Carolina Marin of Spain lost her India Open elimination round at the Siri Fort on Saturday.
In the final, Saina will meet the winner of 2013 and previous World Champion Ratchanok Intanon on Sunday. Prior in the day, the Thai outclassed ruling World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain 21-19, 21-23, 22-20 in a marathon fight that endured 1 hour and 24 minutes.
The second game was completely ruled by the Olympic bronze medallist as she came to 20-6 without a moment’s hesitation. Saina showed up a little negligent to waste five matchpoints before fixing the tie on her sixth venture.