Latest Badminton News and Articles

Saina banking on home record

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 24 June 2009
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 883

HYDERABAD holds fond memories for Indonesia Open champion Saina Nehwal as it was there that she first picked up a badminton racquet as an eight-year-old.

And it is in Hyderabad where Saina, 19, will be hoping to bag India's first ever women's singles title in the World Championships on Aug 10-16.



Saina has been unbeatable in India having won two titles last year including the girls' singles of the World Junior Championships in Pune, and this makes her a strong contender for the world title.



Saina, coached by former All England champion P. Gopichand, said she will prepare well for Hyderabad.



"It will be a dream come true to win a title in Hyderabad. I'm going to train hard for it. I will have home ground advantage which gives me a head start," said Saina in Johor Baru yesterday.


"However, winning a world title is not easy and I will have to prepare and condition well for it."



Saina, the World No 8, made history by bagging her country's first Super Series title last week in Indonesia where she beat China's Wang Lin, the World No 3.



"It's a great achievement for me and it has come at the right time. The victory has given me the boost and confidence to train harder and give my best shot at the world meet.



"China's players are not as invincible as before and the women's singles at the world meet, I strongly feel, will be an open affair. It's just a matter of who prepares best for it," added Saina, who has won 11 career titles since competing in tournaments in 2003.



Saina is competing in the Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold at the Johor Baru City Council Stadium, and the second seed opens her campaign against Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk today.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: World Champs 2014

playbutton-2014-square-world-championships

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
China vow to come back strong at Incheon Asian Games

Beijing: After their Thomas Cup heartbreak in May, China's b

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Video: Interview with Lin Dan at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: We’re now just hours away from the Opening Ceremo

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Recommended Videos

  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next