原文标题：Saina wins Indonesia Open Super Series title
Two-time champion Saina Nehwal staged a grand recovery to beat fourth seeded Xuerui Li of China in the final to win the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton tournament in Jakarta on Sunday.
The World No. 5 Indian shuttler, who won the title back-to-back in 2009 and 2010, prevailed 13-21, 22-20, 21-19 in 70 minutes to claim her second title in two weeks, having won the Thailand Open Grand Prix last week.
Saina NehwalLi had stunned top seed and compatriot Yihan Wang in the semi-finals and had a 4-1 head-to-head record against the Indian ace going into the final.
After the first game, it looked like the Chinese would improve upon the record, as Saina was always at the receiving end.
Once she conceded a 0-4 lead she was always left to do the catching up job, which she could not. The Chinese girl took the first game in 17 minutes, winning 21-13.
However, Saina showed her class in the second game. After the scores ran neck and neck till 7-7, she broke away, scoring repeatedly at the net, to win 22-20.
The third game was a keen contest, but the Indian ace played her shots judiciously to race to a 20-16 lead. She broke away at 16-16 and though the Chinese pulled back a few points to cut the deficit to 19-20, Saina held her nerve to take the game and match at 21-19.
“It was a really, really tough and I love the crowd here. It’s really nice here. Whenever I enter the court, I feel like a champion here,” said the world number five 22-year-old, who has earlier clinched the title in 2009 and 2010.
It was a battle of attrition for Saina against an opponent to whom she had lost four times and won just once — that too way back in 2010 — previously.
The start was ominous for Saina as she conceded four successive points. The two players seemed engaged in a battle of smashes and were at par with each other when it came to baseline rallies.
But it was the netplay in which Li enjoyed the upperhand with her delicate winners that Saina found hard to counter in the opening game.
Congratulations Saina !!!
by Ravi (View MyPage) on Jun 19, 2012 11:43 AM
You are the best we have.
Keep it up and good luck for your future !
by Venkatesh Umapathy (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2012 08:57 AM | Hide replies
Great going Saina ! Keep it up ! Bring back Olympic Gold,.YOU CAN DO IT ! Bharat Mata Ki Jai !
by lakshmi priya (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 08:16 PM | Hide replies
Saw the match , great comeback by Saina in second set , All the best for Olympics
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by samsonmoharana (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 08:42 PM
Saina, the entire country feels proud of you.We are sure you are going to bring gold medal in the next Olympics.
by Vinod Radhakrishnan (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 07:52 PM
Hats off Saina! All of us (we Indians) are so proud of you. Keep up the great work.
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 07:49 PM
It is really a great achievement to win a tournament where top 3 of badminto Wang_yihan,Wang_Shixian and Li_Xuerui participated.
If same can be repeated,then none can stop Saina from winning gold at London Olympics.
Hats off to you Sain.You made us proud…
How is Prakash ? Did he win as well ?
saina nehwal wins…
by RAVI CHANDRA B (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 07:33 PM | Hide replies
saina is indias top sportwoman..perhaps after v.anand indias great hope and inspiration..
by pallu banjo (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 07:19 PM
She is the only consistent and unsung hero. The determination and committment is superb. The effort need to be applauded more than players from cricket. These are lone rangers. Take a bow.
by gomathy venkateswar (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 05:26 PM
Saina, I have been a fan of yours for some time now and would feel sad when you were not at thetop in the last 2 years though you tried so hard. Your Day has arrived, and I am happy for you. Badminton has been my favourite sport since I was in school and college and seen some great players on court playing for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup.
by swapneel kajale (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 05:25 PM
Way to go Babe….
by viswa nath (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 05:17 PM | Hide replies
Hearty congrats Sania. well done. High time the Govt encourages personnel like Sania instead of pamering Crickters.
by jack dawson (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 04:08 PM
IN these days of gloom and political horsetrading,sania we can be proud of you. NOw please come home,relax and rejuvenate for the ultimate OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL. Guess it must be highly stressfull to carry the expectations of a billion people on ur tiny shoulders. Hai na
by target (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 03:13 PM | Hide replies
well done saina.
don’t give too many interview before olympic as it creates pshychological pressure in u. don’t discuss your strategy to media.
advice to all olympian.
by Soumitra Roy (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 03:05 PM
I stopped watching tv after the loosing the first set. It is great to see the results. congrats Saina go ahead for London 2012
SAINA SHOULD NOT BUILD UP PRESSURE OF EXPECTATIONS.
by damodaran mohan (View MyPage) on Jun 19, 2012 08:04 PM
Congrats to Saina. This win is very timely in gaining confidence for the Olympics.She indeed has the capacity to win Olympic Gold.But a word of caution. The chinese army are not going to let off all that easily.They always keep inventing some new tricks or strategy to neutralize Saina.Best thing for Saina will be not to build up pressure of expectations on herself.Go out there and play freely.Aim to give your best and don’t worry about medal.
by Venugopalan (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2012 11:13 AM | Hide replies
CONGRATULATIONS…NOW we all pray for your success in London..all the BEST..
by sivanand chaturvedi (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2012 11:17 AM
Why do you claim her success in London Olympics only? Give more pressure!
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by Venugopalan (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2012 11:20 AM
no pressure is applied..Olympic medal is the ultimate, every ones dream, so praying for her Olypics medal is not putting any undue pressure..she has the talent, only she should not lose momentum, thats all..
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by om shanti (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2012 11:41 AM
She has not read these comments.So,no pressure felt…
Message to Sania…
by Cedric Vaz (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2012 11:13 AM
Chinese and Indonesian players are ruthless and play like robots. That is where Saina is different ! She must shrewdly overcome them with her brain power and trick them out with guile and grace. That way these Chinese robots are sure to fall by the wayside!
by saju john (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2012 10:39 AM
Beating chinese and south east asian players in badminton is like beating brazil in football by an asian country. Saina is undoubtedly a super star.
by pondicheri kumar (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2012 10:36 AM
More than her skills it is her will power and strong determination to win are amazing to see in the finals of Indonesian open
by manidhon singha (View MyPage) on Jun 17, 2012 09:22 PM | Hide replies
May you not only win a medal in Olympic, but also try for No 1. With best wishes and prayers. Manidhon, Assam
Of course China wall is not impregnable & you will be the World No: 1 very soon…prayers of billions are with you.
Ravi Jain (Bhutan) 2 days ago
Saina’s exponential rise in Badminton has surely jolted the Chinese. One should never take one’s success for granted. Its time for the Chinese to wake up before its too late. For sure, their honeymoon period is definitely over.
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Kartavya (New Zealand) 2 days ago
She is star for India. This is a time for indian crowd to rise and salute other stars apart from cricket. Make your kids aware about the achievements of Saina. May india produce more Saina in coming times.
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Sandip (Kolkata) 2 days ago
We are hoping for your Gold Medal in Olympic. Best of luck.
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Sital Singh Palahi (phagwara,jalandhar) 2 days ago
Well done Saina,great going ,millions of your fans are now looking forward for you to get Gold Medal in London Olympics.
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Ashwin Sopori (Mumbai)
Why is this news not a headline ???? even in the sports section it is buried deep inside. If Tendulkar sneezes or Harbhajan sings you don’t stop talking about it . is it becos they pay you ?Shame on you TOI Great show once again Saina, I loved the way you fought back and emerged the winner. Keep it up and God Bless.
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BRAVO Saina… Congratulations to you and your coach. You are a perfect brand ambassador for India.
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elamvazhuthi (Chennai) 1 day ago
All best for your Olympics… Saina you are in fire now………….. Chinese feel uneasy to beat you….its the time for you to make proud for india
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Rakesh (Dammam) 1 day ago
Excellent performance. Beating two chinese ranked above her and winning the tournament which had all the top players is really a great performance. Considering the fact that China have 4 players in the top 5 and the fifth being an Indian is in itself a great achievement. Hope Saina can keep her form till the Olympics.
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Syed Ahmed (Kuwait)
Congrats Saina for completing the hat trick of titles in Jakarta, so you are continuing your honeymoon with Indonesian open. The best thing is that you have bulldozed past two top ranked Chinese players in the world during this championship. This must be the most satisfying title you have ever achieved. You are the torch bearer for rest of the world how to destroy and dismantle the energetic and cunning Chinese shuttlers. Finally full marks to coach Gopichand who always stood behind her during her hard times.
vaidheesh (Mumbai) 1 day ago
I had a chance to meet her.she is one of the inspirational youth of India. She should share her work ethics with all the youth of this country. She is a sports leader for today and for the future of India. It is really tough to win against the Chinese shuttlers! Congratulations!