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Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won China open singles titles of Badminton

Nov 17, 2014 09:00 IST

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth on 16 November 2014 clinched women’s and men’s singles title of the 700000 US dollar China Open Super Series Premier of Badminton respectively, in Fuzhou, China.

Olympic bronze-medalist Saina defeated Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the women’s singles final. In her sixth appearance in the prestigious tournament, World No. 5 Saina prevailed over the 17-year-old Akane 21-12, 22-20 in the women's singles final.

On the other hand, Srikanth defeated two-time Olympic champion and five time world champion Lin Dan of China in straight game 21-19, 21-17 in the men's singles final. This was maiden Super Series title for Srikanth.

This was the first time that any Indian male shuttler has won a Super Series Premier event since the Super Series and Premier tournaments were introduced.


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