The talented player, who originally hails from Abohar, trains under badminton coach Surinder Mahajan at the Panjab University badminton courts.
Virat Kohli took to social media to congratulate Saina Nehwal on her success at Australian Open.
Though the World No. 8 Saina Nehwal arrested her title drought, she has to chisel out a few edges for a medal in Rio.
The positive for Vimal Kumar has been Saina Nehwal’s ability to come out of tough situations.
Saina Nehwal eked out a 11-21 21-14 21-19 over the World No. 12 Sun Yu in a fighting summit clash that lasted an hour and 11 minutes in Sydney.
Saina Nehwal grabbed a 11-21, 21-14, 21-19 win over China’s Sun Yu to win her second Australian Open title.
Saina Nehwal registered a win in the Australian Open final against Sun Yu. She won 11-21, 21-14, 21-19.
Saina Nehwal beat 4th seeded Yihan Wang from China 21-8 21-12 in the semifinals.
Lee Chong Wei lost the last two Olympic singles finals to great rival Lin Dan of China but remains optimistic.
Saina Nehwal entered the second round of women’s singles with a comfortable victory but P V Sindhu suffered a defeat in opening round.
A number of athletes have pulled out of the Rio 2016 Olympics citing health risks associated with the mosquito-borne virus
India’s campaign at the Indonesia Open Super Series ended on Friday after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal bowed out in the quarter-finals.
Saina Nehwal prevailed over World No. 53 Fitriani 21-11 21-10 in a match that lasted 32 minutes in the second round.
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini fought hard for exactly 39 minutes to register a 21-7 20-22 21-10 win over their rivals in the opening round.
Manu Attri and Ashwini Ponnappa lost 14-21 25-27 to Terry Hee and Wei Han Tan in a 30-minute match.