Nehwal Wins India Grand Prix Gold Title
- 27 January 2014
Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold 2014 was held from January 21st to 26th in Lucknow, India and YONEX supported this event with equipment such as shuttlecocks and court mats. The local star Saina Nehwal (NR700RP) took the home title by defeating her fellow Indian Sindhu P.V. (NR700RP).
No. 1 seed Saina had a good start at the first game with 8-1 lead against second seeded Sindhu, who won the bronze medal at 2013 World Championships. After taking the first game by 21-14, Saina faced Sindhu’s aggressive attacking to allow her 0-4 lead in the second game. Sindhu tried to keep attacking, however, Saina controlled the speed of rally and defeated the opponent in a straight game, 21-14 21-17. Saina took the title for the first time in 15 months. She commented that she overcame very hard training for the comeback.
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Tournament Results: Finals
Nehwal’s image is from 2014 Malaysia Open.