India’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 on November 16, as Indians won titles in both Men’s and Women’s sections at the China Open. It happened for the first time in any international tournament.