Saina’s roll takes her to an Olympic win

2012
Saina’s roll takes her to an Olympic win
  • Saina made India proud by becoming the first Indian to win the World Junior Championship title in 2008.
  • Not only did Saina win the Indonesia Open title in 2009, Saina also reached a career zenith world ranking of No. 2 in the same year.
  • In 2012, Nehwal made history by becoming the first Indian badminton player to win a medal at the Olympics.

Honours in Saina’s kitty

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Nehwal has been honoured with Arjuna Award in 2009, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2009-2010 and Padma Shri award in 2010.

Saina inches closer towards the top

29 Mar 2015
Saina inches closer towards the top
  • Saina won the Australian Open on 29 June 2014 and did well in the Thomas & Uber Cup, but lost to Li Xuerui at the World Championship.
  • In March 2014, she became the first Indian to reach the finals of the prestigious All England Open.
  • On 29 March 2015, she won the Indian Open Title series.

Saina makes a historic entry to the top

29 Mar 2015
Saina makes a historic entry to the top
  • Saina Nehwal made her place all the way up to the top on the newly released BWF ranking list.
  • Her move to the top was declared after taking into account her ten best performances over the past 52 weeks.
  • Before the tournament Saina was at Number 2 position with 74,381 points.

Saina slips to Number 2 in Kuala Lumpur

4 Apr 2015
Saina slips to Number 2 in Kuala Lumpur
  • Saina Nehwal lost her World No. 1 ranking to Li Xuerui at the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Li Xuerui secured her place in the finals, beating Saina by 13-21, 21-17, 22-20.
  • This defeat marks Saina's exit from the Malaysian Open.
  • The Chinese Olympic winner has defeated Saina in 9 of their 11 meetings.

Saina Nehwal reigns supreme again!

22 May 2015
Saina Nehwal reigns supreme again!
  • The BWF world rankings have ranked Saina Nehwal as the World No.1 once again.
  • She had lost it to Li Xuerui last month, and went on to regain it ahead of the Australian Open which starts on May 26.
  • Meanwhile, P V Sindhu slipped to 12th position.
  • K Srikanth, P Kashyap and H S Prannoy maintained their 4th, 13th and 15th places respectively.

Saina Nehwal bags silver at World Badminton Championship

17 Aug 2015
Saina Nehwal bags silver at World Badminton Championship
  • Saina Nehwal lost to Spain's Carolina Marin (21-16, 21-19) in the finals of the World Badminton Championship in Jakarta on Sunday.
  • This was her second loss to Marin; the earlier one being at the All England Championship.
  • In the entire match, Sania never seemed to be in control and was always on the defensive.
  • An anthem gaffe in the medals-ceremony, left the officials red-faced.