Saina Nehwal: The Best Indian Sportswomen

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Hyderabad, India: Saina Nehwal is undoubtedly the best women sportsperson, India has ever produced. There has been many women sportsperson who rose to fame but none can match her achievements. With 82111.7 points in 2013, she has slipped to No. 4 seedings. Her career-best seedings is 2, when she was behind Wang Yihan of China in 2010.

Personal Statistics
Born: March 17, 1990
Coach: Pullela Gopichand
Brand Ambassador: Deccan Chargers, IPL team
Sponsors

    Yonex in 2002 for her kit
    BPCL payroll in 2004
    Mittal Champions Trust in 2005
    Olympic Gold Quest

Endorsements

    Herbalife, a health and nutrition company
    Top Ramen Noodles, a division of Nissin Foods.
    Fortune Cooking Oil.

First Title Win

    Czechoslovakia Junior Open in 2003
    Asian Satellite Badminton Tournament 2005
    Philippines Open 2006

Awards

    2009 Arjuna Award
    2009-10 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    2010 Padma Shri

The Firsts

    First to win Asian Satellite Badminton tournament (India Chapter) twice
    First Indian woman to win a 4-star tournament (Philippines Open)
    First Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships (2008)
    First Indian woman to reach the quarter finals at the Olympic Games
    First Indian to win a BWF Super Series title (Indonesian Open)
    First Indian Women to win a Bronze at Olympics.

Championships Winner

    2003 Czechoslovakia Junior Open
    2005 Asian Satellite Badminton Tournament
    2006 Philippines Open (badminton)
    2006 Asian Satellite Badminton Tournament
    2007 Indian National Badminton Championships
    20007 National Games of India (Gold)
    2008 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold
    2008 Indian National Badminton Championships
    2008 Commonwealth Youth Games (Gold)
    2008 BWF World Junior Championships
    2009 Indonesia Super Series
    2009 Indian Open Grand Prix
    2010 India Open Grand Prix Gold
    2010 Singapore Open Super Series
    2010 Indonesia Open Super Series
    2010 Hong Kong Super Series
    2011 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold
    2012 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold
    2012 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold
    2012 Indonesia Super Series Premier
    2012 Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold
    2012 Denmark Open Super Series Premier

Other Major Performances

    2004 Commonwealth Youth Games – Silver
    2006 Commonwealth Games – Bronze
    2008 BWF Super Series Masters finals – Semifinalist
    2009 BWF World Championships Quarterfinalist
    2010 All-England Super Series Semifinalist
    2010 Badminton Asia Championships Bronze
    2010 Yonex Sunrise Badminton Asia Championships – Semifinal

Besides personal achievements, she has also lead the Indian Women team to reach the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup in 2010.

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