Saina Nehwal notched up her second Australian Open title today to announce that she is #ReadyForRio. World # 8 Saina defeated Sun Yu of China 11-21 21-14 21-19 in a hard fought final at the Sydney Olympic Park.This was Saina’s first Super Series win of 2016.
Saina defeated top ranked players
Saina was in sensational form throughout the tournament and did not lose a single game in the run up to the finals. She defeated #2 seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the quarter-finals in a closely contested 28-26 21-16 match. Saina’s best win came in the semi finals against her nemesis Yihan Wang of China whom she beat in a one-sided affair 21-12 21-8.
Viren Rasquinha, CEO of OGQ, said “Saina had to dig deep after losing the first game and her never say die attitude paid rich dividends. With a little over 50 days to go to Rio, this tenth Super Series title will undoubtedly be a huge boost to Saina’s confidence. “