"It is like a dream come true," Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal said on Sunday after defeating China's Shixian Wang to win the Hong Kong Open Super Series title! Saina is being held as a "new icon" by countrymen... (she's actually been a 'rising star' for about 5 years now); she tells the Times of India "The win here is special since I was dissappointed after my quarterfinal loss at the Asian Games. I was focused on this tournament and wanted to win it here."
Earlier this year, the 20-year old broke into Badmintons' Top 5, telling reporters "Once you are in the top-10, it is very difficult to climb even one place."
The Hong Kong tile, combined with her two super series title in Singapore and Indonesia this year, has brought her on the threshold of being the number one player in the world. She was also crowned the Commonwealth Games champion in New Delhi.
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