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Saina Nehwal Biography & Latest News

Saina Nehwal Biography

Born on the 17th of March 1990 in Hisar, Haryana, Saina Nehwal first burst onto the Indian badminton scene as a 15-year-old in 2005, when she defeated 9-time National champion Aparna Popat at the Asian Satellite Championships in New Delhi. From there on in, she has gone strength-to-strength. winning the World Junior Championships in 2008 and then becoming the first Indian Women’s Singles to win a Superseries event, when she won the Indonesia crown in 2009. 2010 was once again a fruitful year for the Indian as she clinched the Commonwealth Games Gold in front of her home fans in New Delhi and then two years later claimed the biggest prize of her career, winning the Bronze medal at the London Olympics. After a lacklustre showing in 2014, Saina, playing under a new coach Vimal Kumar, came storming back, winning the silver at the All England Championships and then finishing runners-up at the World Championships in Jakarta, that also propelled her to the top of the World rankings. Now as she enters her third Olympics, Saina will be looking to add yet another Olympic medal and hopefully the colour will change from bronze to Gold at Rio.

Saina Nehwal Latest News & Articles

BWF Rankings: Saina Nehwal back as India No. 1, Pranaav Jerry Chopra-Sikki Reddy continue to rise

Indian girls continue to make the nation proud.

PV Sindhu becomes the most searched sportsperson in India; Virat Kohli ranks fourth

Check if your favourite sportsperson is there on the list!

Macau Open Round-up: Indian campaign ends with quarter-final losses for Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth

A bad day in the office for the Indian contingent in the Macau Open.

Macau Open: Saina Nehwal bows out in quarter-finals

The World No. 10 falls in straight games to 226th ranked Zhang Yiman.

BWF Rankings: PV Sindhu rises to career-best 7th, Saina Nehwal back in top 10

Sameer Verma's good show has been rewarded as well.

Macau Open Round-up: Saina Nehwal labours to victory; Sai Praneeth wins too

Saina will next square off against the Chinese teenager Zhang Yiman, who is currently ranked 226th.

Macau Open Round-up: Saina Nehwal survives a scare; Parupalli Kashyap, Sai Praneeth win

Sameer Verma, meanwhile, fails to make a mark.

Macau Open: Sameer Verma, Parupalli Kashyap, Sai Praneeth enter second round

Strong showing by the Indian contingent in the Macau Open.

PV Sindhu clinches the final berth at the BWF World Superseries Finals

Sindhu was locked in a battle with Saina Nehwal for the final spot.

One is heavily criticised in India if one doesn't keep winning, feels Saina Nehwal

Former Olympic medalist Saina Nehwal has been subjected to a lot of crticism after a few bad performances in 2016.

Hong Kong Open round-up: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma in semi-finals; Saina Nehwal goes down fighting

This is Saina Nehwal's second tournament after coming back from knee surgery.

Hong Kong Open Super Series 2016: Sameer Verma and PV Sindhu through to the semi-finals

Two Indians progressed to the semis, while two lost their quarter-final games.
Saina bows out, Sindhu in semis of Hong Kong Open (Intro Roundup)
Saina bows out, Sindhu in semis of Hong Kong Open (Roundup)

Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu records eighth consecutive win to enter semi-finals

Sindhu came back from 7-14 down in the decider to win the match.
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