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.