How Saina Reacted After Her Win:
I think a big burden is off. Last four years, I was struggling, losing in pre-quarters or quarters, this is the first time I have reached the final and won it. So, too many surprises for me in this tournament — being the World No. 1…, winning the title. I am very proud of myself, never thought this day will come after so much struggle, this is the best phase of my life.”
Saina breaks a ‘jinx’: Saina Nehwal beats Ratchanok Intanon to win maiden India Open title
Real Spirit:: Complete Dedication
Saina has an Olympic medal, nine super series and now the world no. 1 spot. So what now? The bold answer she gave was, “I need more titles, the more I win, the hungrier I get”. So how does one celebrate such achievement? A party or an ice cream, May be?” I have a flight to catch to Malaysia, laughed Saina. But no doubt she consider this to be her best phase of her life.
First Indian women shuttler to achieve world number one ranking, Saina Nehwal on Sunday 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 here.
As though to mark her newly-acquired stature as the World’s No. 1-in-waiting, Saina blitzed past former World champion Ratchanok Intanon 21-16, 21-14 for her ninth BWF Superseries title and first National Open before a packed house at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.The final score Women singles: 1-Saina Nehwal (Ind) bt 3-Ratchanok Intanon (Tha) 21-16, 21-14.
We congratulate 25 year old Saina who has become the first Indian Woman shuttler to attain the world number one ranking in Badminton! We wish her all the luck for future games!
Well done and keep smashing them on!