BRIGHT SUNDAY FOR BADMINTON LOVERS: SAINA, SRIKANTH LIFT INDIA OPEN TITLES

 New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth gave double delight to the nation by clinching their maiden women and men's singles titles at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on Sunday.
Women's singles top seed and Hyderabadi Saina Nehwal trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes. Later, 22-year-old Srikanth had a contrasting victory but made sure that he made it a double for Indian badminton by defeating Danish World No.6 Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes.
 This is the Saina's second title in 2015 after winning the India Grand Prix Gold in January in Lucknow.
The 25-year-old Indian was super confident while taking her shots against her Thai opponent, making the third seed run helter-skelter on the court and forcing her to commit errors.
Both Saina and Srikanth took home $20,625 each for the title wins.

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