London Olympics 2012: Saina No. 1 Indian ace to reach semis

Today is the historical day for India as top badminton ace Saina Nehwal warmed the challenge of Tina Baun of Denmark 21-15, 22-20 and became the No.1 Indian shuttler to reach the semi-final of the Olympics in the women’s singles badminton event.

Reports said, in a 39-minute match at the Wembley Areana, Saina fought hard against the two-time All England Champion Tine, who matched her strokes but was defeated.

The 33-year-old Dane in first game, made several errors with precise volleys that added a solid score 16-9 in scoreline of Indian shuttler. In second game, Tine was up and scored in tussel 20-17, but 22-year-old Sania who was in excellent form with her cross-court and traditional sliced smashes managed to back three game points at 20-all.

After that, while her stroke was judged ‘in’ by the line-umpire and he erupted from his seat, Saina clinched her fists and celebrate her win that push her in Semi final.

And by this victory, Saina became the world No 5 Indian and will now set up a match hunt with the World No. 1 and World champion China Yihan Wang in the semi-finals of the women’s badminton singles at London.

Yesterday, after quelling Dutch Jie Yao with a 21-14, 21-16 score in l 40 minutes, 22 years old Indian girl reached women’s quarterfinal, cheering Indian.

Saina enters in the London Olympic badminton event semi final against Wang, but it is not easy for her because it is Wang whom she has never beaten in her last five matches they have played.

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