Saina Nehwal breaks into world top 10

Updated: 19 December 2008 16:27 IST

Saina Nehwal's dream run in 2008 has seen her finally break into the top 10 in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings.

New Delhi:

Saina Nehwal's dream run in 2008 finally saw her break into the top 10 in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings.

She is the second Indian woman to achieve this feat in the history of world badminton. Earlier, Ami M. Ghia broke into the top-10 of the Grand Prix world rankings in 1983.

It was the icing on the cake in a year in which she reached the quarterfinals of the Beijing Olympics and won the Chinese Taipei Open, her second Grand Prix crown and also reached the semis of the Singapore Super Series and the China Masters Super Series.

The 18-year-old also won the Youth Commonwealth Games and the World Junior Championships in Pune.

Topics : Badminton
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