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In a Rare Double for India, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth Cross the China Wall in Fuzhou - Kridangan
After their impressive performances in men’s and women’s singles draws, India’s Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal won the Thaihot China Open Super Series Premier Badminton tournament at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center in the Chinese city of Fuzhou. In Sunday’s men’s final, the 21-year old Srikanth achieved the biggest win of his career in beating the double Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan in straight games. A little earlier, Saina Nehwal had beaten Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the women’s final also in straight games. It was the first time that any Indian male shuttler has won a Super Series Premier event ever since these tournaments were introduced in the BWF’s badminton calendar in 2007. With her victory, Saina will