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Sania Nehwal reaches finals of All England Open Badminton Championships

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Indian sports fan have a lot to cheer about. While on one hand the Men in blue are mercilessly routing opponents in the cricket World Cup, Saina Nehwal has entered the women’s singles final of the All England Open Badminton Championships.

Saina became the first Indian in 14 years to reach the final of the All England Open Badminton Championships after defeating China’s Sun Yu in straight sets 21-13, 21-13.

Sania, who defeated her archenemy and former world champion, Wang Yihan of China on Friday, piled a straight set victory on China’s Sun Yu in 50 minutes at the Barclaycard Arena.

The third seed became the first Indian woman to enter the summit clash of the prestigious $500,000 tournament. Before her, only Pullela Gopichand and Prakash Padukone have won the tournament till date.

 

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Shraddha Kapoor Shares Her Look From The Upcoming Movie

Directed by Amol Gupte and produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series, the Saina Nehwal biopic went on floors on September 22

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Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is busy shooting “Saina” – based on the life of badminton player Saina Nehwal, has unveiled her first look from the film.

The 31-year-old took to Instagram and posted a picture showcasing her transformation into the ace badminton player, who won the bronze for the country in 2012 London Olympics.

In the picture, Shraddha Kapoor can be seen wearing a sports outfit with India’s flag on it and holding a racquet in her hand.

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Shraddha Kapoor. Wikimedia commons

Sharing her film’s shoot experience, Shraddha said, “Saina’s parents gave lots of love to me and they treated me like a family when I visited their home, so, it felt really nice to see them here.”

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Directed by Amol Gupte and produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series, the Saina Nehwal biopic went on floors on September 22. (IANS)

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