It seemed hard and impossible but the Olympics silver medal winner, PV Sindhu decided to give it a winning charm. After her knee surgery, this was Saina Nehwal’s retake on her playing philosophy. With this, she even beat backed the challenge of Chinese Taipei’s Chia Hsin Lee.
The first game was like 21-10 to Saina giving the relaxation to her fans. It was after Chia’s realization that, she was here to play hard and win they they winning colours surfaced. The Chinese Taipei Shuttler led with 6-2 Indian fans.
The game turned even more interesting when Chia was keeping Sania aside with deft drops and very high tosses. With this, the Chinese Taipei player was almost done with the rallies. Also, she did not want any longer engagements from the Champion’s penchant.
These are the same courts where Saina had appeared with some of her best badminton matches. In the year, 2010, she won Commonwealth Games and even after being a meeting point, they picked up the 2015 India Open and with it the World No. 1 ranking. It’s always tough to play in front of a home crowd,” said Saina. “But I am happy to cross the first hurdle and I look forward to going further in the tournament”.
Saina even admit that giving her six points in the 2nd game was a mere gift cum credit to Chia for playing faster shots and showing diligence. Saina explained, “She is a doubles player and thus is a very tricky player”. She added, “She was making the game faster and didn’t want to prolong anything on court. In fact, many players do that with me.”
Saina even said, “It’s all about fitness and strength. Unless the score is 20 all and 25 all and the opponent is an 18-year-old, it’s the fitness that will win the match for you”.