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Saina, Srikanth win China Open Titles


Saina-ChinaIndia’s ace shuttler and Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal clinched her maiden China Open Super Series Premier title, which is the third title of her career this year. World No. 5 Saina defeated Japanese Akane Yamaguchi 21-12, 22-20 in 42 minute in the final. Saina had beaten three Chinese players in three days on their soil to reach the final.

Srikanth-ChinaIn the Men’s section, Kidambi Srikanth caused a major upset by defeating five-time world champion and Olympic champion Lin Dan of China 21-19, 21-17 in the men’s singles final, which lasted 46 minutes.

It was a historic day for Indian Badminton, as Indians won titles in both Men’s and Women’s sections.

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