Jakarta: On Sunday, Badminton star Saina Nehwal claimed her first BWF title in two years after three-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain shuffle out of the Indonesia Masters final due to a leg injury. The London Olympics bronze medallist was trailing 4-10 in the opening game when Marin decided to withdraw from the contest.
Saina, who last won a BWF title in 2017 in Malaysia said that "It is important year for all of us. This was not good at all. She is a tough competitor, she started off well and it is unfortunate what happened today,". It is a creditable performance for the Indian, who had suffered a shin injury late last year. she further added that "She just came out of injury. She played this events to see how good is this. and she is happy that she could play the semifinals at Malaysia and final here. Looking forward to get back to shape and play next tournament,"
Saina had won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a bronze at the Asian Games, besides reaching finals at the Denmark, Indonesia Masters and Syed Modi International.