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Rio Olympics 2016: Saina Nehwal says she is in the 'winning zone', hopes to win a medal at the Games

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Saina recently won the Australian Open Superseries

Recently crowned Australian Open champion, Saina Nehwal has said that she is in the ‘zone of winning’ and wants to do well for the nation at the upcoming Rio Olympics 2016. Saina won the Australian Open Superseries after trumping Chinese shuttler Sun Yu  11-21 21-14 21-19 in a pulsating final. 

Talking to the media upon returning to the country after her title win, the Hyderabad-born stressed that she still needs some improvements in her game. Though, Saina was confident that she is carrying the perfect winning mentality right now and will give her best at the Olympics come August.

“Overall need more improvement on my game, technically too. I am in the zone of winning. I would want to do well and win a medal, and want to give my best there,” Saina was quoted as saying by the ANI.

The 26-year-old won a bronze medal for the nation at London Olympics in 2012 and hopes are high that she will add another Olympic medal to her name.

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Saina, who went a set down before coming back and clinching the next two in the Australian Open final was clearly happy with the victory and said that it has given her the boost to work harder with the Olympics nearing.

“Really happy with this victory, this will give me a lot more confidence to work hard,” said ace Indian shuttler.

Earlier, after the shuttler’s title win in Australia, Cricket star Virat Kohli wished her on the success and urged her to keep moving forward. In reply to the warm gesture, Saina said that she would love to take a lesson or two from the batsman’s book of winning matches and said that she hopes she can stay aggressive and be attacking in her upcoming matches as well. 

“I hope in future matches also I remain more aggressive and more attacking.”

Here’s Saina’s full press conference.

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