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Saina becomes first Indian to win Super Series

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New Delhi, June 21: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has beaten China's World No. 3 Wang Lin to win her maiden Super Series title, winning the Indonesian Open in Jakarta on Sunday, Jun 21.

In a gruelling three set match, sixth-seed Saina beat Lin 12-21, 21-18, 21-19 to win the series.

Earlier, the Hyderabadi teen had turned things around in dramatic fashion, stunning former World No. 2 Lu Lan of China 25-23, 21-19 to storm into the final of the Indonesia Super Series, her maiden entry at this level.

Saina beat seventh-seed Lu 25-23, 21-19 to set up the title clash against Lin Wang.

Appreciating the young player's victory which has set a milestone for the Indian badminton, the government has awarded her with a cash price of mere 2 Lakhs.

Saina Nehwal is being trained under former badminton national champion P Gopi Chand in Hyderabad. It was P Gopi Chand who won India's last major badminton title of All-England Open Badminton Championship in 2001.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Sunday, June 21, 2009, 15:19 [IST]
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