2015 World Championships- Can Saina Nehwal get gold for India?
A look ahead to the World Championships final between Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin
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
|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|
|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