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On this day Saina Nehwal became the world no. 1 shuttler

On this day Saina Nehwal became the world no. 1 shuttler
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 2 April 2020 5:46 AM GMT

We can never forget the day when Saina Nehwal reached such heights where no Indian women in badminton had gone. She was the first woman superstar of the in the badminton fraternity of India. It was back on April 2, 2015, she stood world number 1 and became the first woman to do so from India.

Saina started her journey in 2006, she has been in the badminton circuit for nearly 14 years now and she still hold the same spark and life on court. With millions of fans in the country and all over the world, her flight to the summit is nothing short of inspirational. It won’t be entirely wrong to say that she had put Indian badminton on the world map.

In 2015, she achieved this feat after she had won the BWF India Open defeating Ratchanok Intanon and created history by becoming the first ever player from India to contest World badminton Championship finals.

Currently she is struggling with her form losing out on early stages of the tournaments but now, with the current situation, she has a year to prepare for the Olympics and make the Olympic cut, which she was unable to do this year.

Also Read: When Saina Nehwal became World No. 1

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