Saina in maiden badminton Worlds final
WORLD NO. 2 SHUTTLER SAINA NEHWAL became the first Indian to enter the final of the badminton World Championships, defeating local girl Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-17 in the semi-final in Jakarta on Saturday.
Saina won the first game 21-17 and maintained her composure, utilising her superior experience to clinch the second set and the match 21-17.
She will face defending champion and top seed Spaniard Carolina Marin in the summit clash on Sunday, 16th August.
#WBC2015 1 Indian Singles in Finals! WS Saina Nehwal India assured of Gold or Silver medal! ðŸ˜Š— Badminton Muse (@badmintonmuse) August 15, 2015
An assured first WCH medal for a determined @NSaina as she defeats Wang Yihan 21-15 19-21 21-19 to enter the semi-finals of the WCH.— Sameer Shirodkar (@SameerSh29) August 14, 2015
Congrats @NSaina. 1st world championship final. Jai Hind! @OGQ_India— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 15, 2015