Saina Nehwal became the first Indian shuttler to win a title this season after she beat Carolina Marin in the final of the Indonesia Masters.
However, it wasn’t all according to plan as Marin was on fire from the outset until she went down trying to defend a shot from Saina. She got back on her feet but it was clear that the injury was severe and she had to leave the court disheartened and in tears.
About the injury, Saina said: “This is not good at all. She is a very tough competitor and it is very unfortunate.
“I just came out of injury. I played this events to see how good is this. and I’m happy I could play the semifinals at Malaysia and final here. Looking forward to get back to shape and play next tournament,” she said.
“I have been getting injured in the last few years. I always try to come back stronger, there is no secret. I want to thank physios and coaches who are supporting me a lot.”
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