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Saina: 'I was desperate for this victory'

Dev Sukumar
EXPERT COLUMNIST
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1.04K   //    19 Mar 2012, 10:01 IST

Saina Nehwal

“I am really thrilled to win a title again. I feel good now and am a lot more confident. I was desperate for this victory. I needed one major title to get back my rhythm and beating a player who was world No. 1 just two months back is very satisfying. It will put me back on track and this major victory ahead of Olympics will help me a lot. I felt very confident today but never thought it would be such a breeze. We worked very hard at practice and thankfully all the hard work is yielding result.”

Dev Sukumar
EXPERT COLUMNIST
Dev S Sukumar is the recipient of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Media Award, 2011. He is India's most widely travelled badminton writer, having covered several international tournaments, including the Olympics, the Asian Games, the CWG Games, World Championships, the All England, the Denmark Open, the Malaysia Open, etc. He has covered badminton for over ten years now. During this period he has met fascinating characters, witnessed great matches, and has authored a biography of Indian badminton great Prakash Padukone. He has written on the game for several publications, including Sports Illustrated, Mint, Badminton Asia magazine, The New Indian Express, Hindustan Times, DNA and IANS. He tweets at twitter.com/shuttlemania
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