外文标题：Superb Saina Nehwal is first Indian woman shuttler to be world number one
NEW DELHI: Saina Nehwal created history today as she became the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the world number one ranking after her closest challenger for the spot, Spain's Carolina Marin, lost in the India Open Super Series semifinal here.
Though the offi al rankings will be out only on Thursday next week, the 25-year-old Indian has been assured of her ascent to the top owing to Marin's loss in the last-four stage.
The reigning world champion, who was seeded second, lost to third seed Thai Ratchanok Intanon 21-19 21-23 22-20.
这位卫冕世界冠军，输给了三号种子泰国的拉差诺·因达农，比分分别是21-19 21-23 22-20
Prakash Padukone had the distinction of being the No. 1 men's badminton player but Saina became the first Indian woman to achieve this feat.
Congratulations to Saina Nehwal
Well done Saina - would love to see you close out your illustrious career with an individual Olympic gold medal and a singles All England title.
Very good. We need to create more such talents to compete in world of sports and ensure that India becomes not only economic super power but also a super power in all fields.
Proud of you Sania...
Superb Saina !!! You made us proud !!!!
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I definitely NOW feel she should be conferred with BHARAT RATNA.
Congrats Saina... U make all Indians proud. I think the people of India should learn to encourage all sports and not cricket only.