Saina Nehwal creates histrory, wins Chinese GP

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New Delhi, Sep 14: India's wonder girl Saina Nehwal did the country proud by winning the Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold Championship in a closely fought battle on Sunday.

Saina thrashed Malaysia's Li Ya Lydia Cheah ,21-8, 21-19, in the women"s singles finals of the Yonex Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold tournament on Sunday, September 14. In the semi-final, Saina defeated Pia Zehadiah Bernadet of Indonesia in a one-sided match on Saturday. Throughout the match, Saina, who reached Olympic quarter-finals couple of weeks back in Beijing, attacked relentlessly and gave her opposition no chance to fight back in both the sets.

"Though she is a tactician, I know that she is a very slow mover on the court. Moreover, she appeared tired and that helped me to surge ahead in the first game. I planned well for this match and decided that attack is the best option against a stubborn riva

Saina had earlier created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a four-star badminton event when she won the Philippines Open in 2006.

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