Saina Nehwal World No.1 badminton player

Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian Woman player to becomes World No.1 badminton player. Saina Nehwal has lifted the Singles crown of the India Open Super Series Badminton tournament while Kidambi Srikanth won the men's singles title at the India Open Super Series on Sunday. In the final at the Siri Fort Indoor Complex in New Delhi on Sunday, she defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in straight games 21-16, 21-14. The girl from Hyderabad, who has been on a roll ever since her victory at the China Open, played like a champion as she anticipated her opponent's moves and caught her on the wrong foot during rallies. Intanon, seeded third, seemed to be affected by her marathon semifinal match against Carolina Marin of Spain which lasted for close to an hour and and half on Saturday. The energy-sapping clash seemed to have made her movements slow on the court as she struggled with her returns. Harvir Singh Nehwal, Saina's father was very happy at his daughter's achievement.