1. Saina’s mantra has to be all work and all play

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    By T S Sudhir I just finished watching the quarter-final clash at the Hong Kong Open between World no. 4 Saina Nehwal and world no. 7 Tine Baun of Denmark on badmintonworldtv on youtube. Saina the defending champion, lost 16-21, 15-21. The grey jacket on coach Pullela Gopichand as he...
  2. Saina and a Wall of China called Xuerui Li

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     By Harvir Singh NehwalIt was an extremely close match in the second round of the French Open yesterday, that Saina Nehwal lost 18-21, 29-30 to Xuerui Li of China. Very few matches in the history of world badminton have gone the distance to a score of 29-30 and it showed...
  3. Saina’s super year

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    By Pullela GopichandI would rate Saina Nehwal’s victory at the Hongkong Open Super Series yesterday very high. I say this because the field was very strong. The fact that she was able to put her defeat in the quarter-finals in the Asian Games in China behind her and beat Pui...