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Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu and wins National Badminton Championship

AP Herald 2017-11-08 19:55:29

Olympic Medallists Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu battled for supremacy in the Women's Singles Final of the Senior Badminton National Championship. In the heated clash, Saina Nehwal who is ranked 11 in the world beats PV Sindhu 21-17, 27-25 and clinched her Third Nationals title.

Saina Nehwal has played the Nationals three times and she has clinched the title every time. Sindhu gave a tough fight and made Saina to sweat a lot till the end. However, she had no clue for Saina's cross-court smash. The game was nail-biting as it was locked 21-21, 22-22 for the most part.

The Rio Olympics Silver medallist never gone down easy on Saina, but she needed a miracle to beat Saina in the finals. There were few of error of judgement from PV Sindhu as she thought shuttle would land wide but it lands inside and concedes a point.