Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Badminton Queen checkmates opponents

India's rising Badminton star, Saina Nehwal, won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Tournament on Sunday, 20th March 2011. This was her first Title of the year. Last year she had won 5 titles including 3 SuperSeries tournaments besides winning the CommonWealth Gold medal at CWG Delhi 2010.

With this win she is now World No. 4 (as per list released on Monday, 21st March, 2011).

Earlier this month, she reached the last 8 in the All England Badminton Championships. Although she was seeded 5th, she could not cross the hurdle in the form of Eriko Hirose of Japan and went down in straight games.

An interesting point to note is that she again played Eriko in the Swiss tournament and this time defeated her, thereby avenging her All England loss.

We look forward to many more such victories from Saina in the days and years to come.

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