Saina looks to defend her Indonesian Open crown

Updated: 27 June 2010 18:16 IST

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal is looking to win her third straight title as she faces Sayaka Sato of Japan in the final of the Indonesian Open Super series

New Delhi :

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal is looking to win her third straight title as she faces Sayaka Sato of Japan in the final of the Indonesian Open Super series event.

Saina who recently jumped to her career best ranking of World No 3, came into this event on the back of successive wins in the India Open Grand Prix and the Singapore Open Super series title.

Saina's rise to badminton's elite started from the same place last year when she became the first Indian shuttler to win a Super series event here in Indonesia.

The defending champion now looks to consolidate her place among the sports best by winning three titles in three straight weeks.

Earlier, Saina defeated Japan's Eriko Hirose 21-9 21-10 to storm into the final of the tournament. Her opponent Sayaka Sato ended the superb run of local qualifier Ana Rovita with a 21-19 21-14 win in the other semifinal.

Topics : Badminton Saina Nehwal
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