Reliving the best matches between Saina and Sindhu
The two Indian golden shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have been a part of some classic battles in their careers. In the recently concluded 21st Commonwealth Games final, former world number one Saina battled hard to eke out a scintillating tight match against Sindhu. Her 21-18, 23-21 victory was magnificent and also a 2nd CWG gold for Saina. Let's relieve the previous battles.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu had met four times prior to the 21st CWG Gold Coast finale. In those meetings Saina enjoyed a 3-1 win and now has extended the record against the world number three. This will give her immense confidence.
In the 2018 Indonesia Masters, Saina won in straight games. A convincing 21-13, 21-19 in the quarters showed the authority of the former Olympic bronze medalist. The first game had seen Saina taking a convincing 18-10 lead and held on to seal it. After trailing 5-10 in the 2nd game, Saina fought back leading 17-14. Sindhu made it to 19, but Saina prevailed.
This was a stunning game that had fans on the edge of their seats. Saina beat Sindhu 21-17, 27-25 in the Senior Badminton National Championship in 2017. Saina's body line returns and promising positions helped her take command in the first game. The 2nd game was tight. Sindhu led 18-14, but Saina fought hard. Tied at 18-18 it went down the wire.
This was the only time Sindhu beat Saina. A 21-16, 22-20 victory ensured the 22-year-old a victory in the quarter-finals. The striking factor of the match was the last two vital points won by Sindhu when the 2nd game was tied at 20-20.