Saina NEHWAL
IND

Saina NEHWAL

World Ranking
19
WOMEN'S SINGLES
World Tour Ranking
11
WOMEN'S SINGLES
Career Wins 447 WS + WD + XD
Age 31 17/03/1990
Plays Right Handed

Stats

Place of Birth: Jalalpur, India

Height: 165.00cm

Current Residence: Hyderabad, India

Language(s): Hindi, English

International Debut: 2003 Junior International Circuit in Europe (Denmark and Germany)

Professional Since: 2003 (Junior level), 2006 (Senior level)

National Team Member: 2004

Q & A

Any previous Olympics Games competed in and results?
"Beijing 2008 - My quarterfinal loss to Maria Kristin Yulianti where I was leading 11-3 in the third game is one of the most unforgettable moments in my life."

When and where you began playing, and why this sport?
"My father and mother were badminton players, so I also opted to be a badminton player. I started playing the game at the age of 9 years old at Hyderabd AP, India, in May 1999."

Your equipment sponsor and current racket model?
"Yonex, Nanoray"

Your training regime?
"3 sessions a day. Morning 7am to 9.30am (warm up exercises, shadow practice and practices on court like dribbles, drop shots, and practice of game), second session at 10 to 12 noon on court practice, evening session (running, amusement, weight lifting and gym and sometimes we head outdoors for trainings)."

Memorable sporting achievements?
"Indonasia Open (World Superseries) winner 2009, 2010, 2012 - I was a 4-time finalist in Indonesia. Singapore Open (World Superseries) winner in 2010 - Singapore is my favourite tournament destination! Hong Kong Open (World Superseries) winner in 2011. Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Winner (2011, 2012). India Grand Prix Gold Winner 2010. Taipei Grand Prix Gold Winner 2001. World Junior Champion 2008."

Sporting awards / Honours (so far)?
"BWF Most Promising Player of the Year 2008. Padmashree Award of Govt of India 2010 Civiian Award. Arjuna Award 2009 Sports Award of Govt of India. Rajiv Khel Ratan Award Govt of India 2010 (Highest sport award of Govt of India)."

Sporting ambitions?
"To be the World Number 1 in badminton and to win an Olympic medal."

Performance Data

CAREER SINGLES

PERIOD PLAYED WON LOST BALANCE EARNINGS
ALL 641 440 201 +239 858,585
2021 9 4 5 -1 5,938

CAREER DOUBLES

PERIOD PLAYED WON LOST BALANCE EARNINGS
ALL 27 5 22 -17 1,069
2021 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER MIXED

PERIOD PLAYED WON LOST BALANCE EARNINGS
ALL 3 2 1 +1 0
2021 0 0 0 0 0