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Carolina Marin: 5 things you need to know about Saina Nehwal's next opponent in Denmark Open

Before Saina Nehwal faces off against Carolina Marin, Sportskeeda gets to know the Number 4 seeded Spaniard a little better.

Top 5 / Top 10 17 Oct 2017, 20:32 IST

BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals - Day 4
Marin returns a shot with the grace of a dancer

Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is all set to face World Number 4 Carolina Marin in the Denmark Open Superseries. Both players are former world number 1s but Marin is now ranked 4th while Nehwal is ranked 12th.

Marin is an Olympic gold medallist and has won numerous Superseries tournaments. But what do we not know about the Spaniard?

#5 She wanted to be a Flamenco dancer

Flamenco is a professionalized art-form based on the various folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain in the autonomous communities of Andalucia, Extremadura and Murcia. Carolina was born in Huelva in Spain where the Flamenco was famous. She wanted to be a Flamenco dancer but destiny had other plans for her. 

However, it can be said that her Flamenco training has paid off and has helped her fine-tune her badminton skills.

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