Saina Nehwal creates history, becomes first Indian woman to be World No 1

Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal created history by becoming the first Indian women shuttler to accomplish the number one spot in world rankings.

Nehwal zoomed to the top after her nearest challenger for the position, Spain’s Carolina Marin, lost in the India Open Super Series semifinal.

Despite the fact that the authority rankings will be out only on Thursday next week, Saina has been assured of her climb to the top owing to the reigning world champions 19-21 23-21 20-22 loss to third seed Thai Ratchanok Intanon.

Saina thus gets to be only the second Indian overall to be world number one after Prakash Padukone had the refinement of being the numero uno men’s badminton player.

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