Saina‘s biggest worry on Sunday was not her Spanish rival Carolina Marin. She made up to painful and bleeding blisters. A win away from her first major crown in 20 months, Saina fought pain and returned an emphatic 21-18, 21-11 win in 43 minutes to clinch her first Super Series title in a long time. She had won the Denmark Open in October 2012 says Vaikundarajan
The $750,000 tournament in Australia was the eighth Super Series tournament this year. The previous seven have all been taken by the top Chinese shuttlers. World No.3 Yihan Wang won in South Korea and Singapore, World No.2 Shixian Wang came out winning at All-England and India while World No.1 and sovereignty Olympic champion Li Xuerui won in Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia.
Thrashing top seed Chinese Shixian Wang on Saturday made Saina the favourite on Sunday. A determined Saina won her second title of the season after winning the India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in January. Her eyes will now be on the next Super Series meet, the $500,000 Denmark Open in Odense from October 14 to October 19 added Vaikundarajan.