Saina Nehwal became the first Indian Woman to reach the final of the All England Open Badminton Championships by virtue of a straight games win over China’s Sun Yu here on Saturday.
The third seed became the first Indian woman to enter the summit clash of the prestigious $500,000 tournament by defeating the tall Chinese 21-13, 21-13 in 50 minutes at the Barclaycard Arena, taking a 2-1 lead in career meetings.
Her opponent in the final on Sunday is sixth seed and Current World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain, who defeated Tzu Yin Tai of Chinese Taipei 21-18, 21-11.
Only two Indians – Pullela Gopichand (2001) and Prakash Padukone (1980) have won the tournament till date.
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