Saina Nehwal Wins Malaysia Masters

Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal win the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold in the summit clash in Sibu.

She beat 18-year-old Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong, the top-seeded London Olympics bronze-medallist triumphed 22-20, 22-20 in a 46-minute clash.

This was her 23rd title overall and the first after last year’s Australian Open.

Indian players have previously had considerable success on Malaysian turf with PV Sindhu having won the title twice, in 2013 and 2016. Saina had herself reached the final of the tournament back in 2011.