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2015 World Championships- Can Saina Nehwal get gold for India?

641   //    15 Aug 2015, 21:10 IST
Can Saina Nehwal script history on Sunday?

After 5 days of intense action, we are down to this. Sunday will witness all the summit clashes and the one that will be of keen interest for all Indian fans will be the Women’s singles final that will see the finalists of the 2015 All England Championships in action- Carolina Marin of Spain and Saina Nehwal of India- in action.

Both received byes in their respective first round matches, but from the second round, it is Saina who  has had a smoother sailing as compared to Marin, having lost just one game, en route to the final as compared to her opponent’s 3.

While Marin did defeat Saina at the All England Championships, she does possess a better record in the overall head-to-head and defeated the Spaniard at the 2015 India Open Grand Prix Gold earlier this year.

So it promises to be an absolutely fascinating contest between the No.1 seed and No.2 seed on Sunday and all we can hope is for the Indian to come out of trumps and create history in front of what is expected to be a pretty vociferous crowd.

Road to the Finals

Carolina Marin

No. Round  Match Scoreline
1. First Round Bye  
2,. Second Round Tee Jing Yi 21-13 21-8
3. Third Round Pai Yu Po 18-21 21-13 21-9
4. Quarterfinals Wang Shixian 24-22 21-11
5. Semifinals Ji Hyun Sung 21-17 19-21 21-16

Sania Nehwal

No. Round Match Scoreline
1. First Round Bye  
2. Second Round Cheung Ngan Li 21-15 21-11
3. Third Round Sayaka Takahashi 21-13 21-9
4. Quarterfinals Wang Yihan 21-15 19-21 21-19
5. Semifinals Lindewani Fanetri 21-17 21-17

Head-to-Head: Saina leads 3-1

Time: 12:25 P.M IST

Broadcasters: Star Sports 4/HD 4

Final Result: While it is certainly going to be a hard-fought contest, just the manner in which Saina has been defeating opponents up until this point gives her the edge. Saina to win three tight games

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