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Malaysia Open: Saina in contention for year’s 2nd title

Alor Setar: Top seed Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the final of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold after scoring a convincing straight-game win over seventh seed Korean Sung Ji Hyun here on Saturday. Saina, who had made a shock first round exit at the Indian Open Super Series last week, recorded a comfortable 21-14, 21-13 win over her rival in just 35 minutes. Continue reading

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Malaysia Open: Saina powers past world champ

Alor Setar: World No.4 Saina Nehwal continued to blitz through the Malaysia Open GP Gold, scoring a morale-boosting win over close rival and world champion Wang Lin of China in the quarterfinals. The top-seeded Indian beat Wang in a tight three setter, 14-21 21-19 21-19. Continue reading

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Malaysia Open: Saina powers into quarters

Alor Setar: Brushing aside the disappointment of a first round loss at the India Open last week, Saina Nehwal entered the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open GP Gold at Alor Setar on Thursday. The quarterfinal match-up will be interesting, for she runs into her close rival Wang Lin of China, who is coming back from injury. Continue reading

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Shock loss for Saina, but Sourabh stuns Sony

New Delhi: India suffered a massive heartbreak on the second day of the India Open Superseries, with home favourite Saina Nehwal crashing out, but two local hopefuls salvaged the day with unlikely wins. While world number four and top seed Saina Nehwal of India crashed out 21-17 21-19 to Japan’s Ai Goto in the first round, her compatriots Sourabh Verma and Guru Sai Dutt pulled off impressive wins. Sourabh dumped former Olympic bronze medalist Sony Dwi Kuncoro, while Guru scalped world No.5 Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand. Continue reading

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Saina scales Swiss peak

Basel: Saina Nehwal salvaged her early European season in the best way possible – by winning the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Sunday. Following a disappointing loss in the quarterfinals of the prestigious All England Super Series Premier in the last fortnight, Saina fought her way to the Swiss title – on the way defeating her All England conqueror, Eriko Hirose, in the second round. However, Saina regretted her below-par performance at the All England and said the Swiss title “would never compensate”. Continue reading

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Super Saina in Swiss final

Saina Nehwal powered into the final of the Swiss Open GP Gold on Saturday, making up for a disappointing show at the All England. Saina recovered from the loss of the second game to get past world No.9 Bae Young Joo of Korea 21-19 13-21 21-14 in just under an hour. Continue reading

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