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 goes ahead 4-1 in career meets
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.
Saina plays a strong hand in 2018 Indonesia Masters
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.
Saina takes centrestage in National Championships
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.
Sindhu pips Saina in 2017 Yonex India Open
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.Share this timeline