Her biggest win in the tournament came against Yihan Wang from China, whom she defeated in the semis, though the Chinese girl retired before the game finished. Saina had won the first set and was leading in the second set, when the game was awarded to her. It was her first victory against Wang. Earlier in the competition, she also defeated Tine Baun from Denmark during the quarter-finals of the competition.
The title looks special on many counts – she had not trained the way she would have liked, as she had to attend many functions after she won a Bronze medal in the London Olympics. She was not fully fit, as she was suffering from her knee injury as well. But she overcame all such obstacles to clinch the title, where her best performance in the past stood as a second round exit last year.
With the Denmark Open, Saina has justified her position as one of the best shuttlers of the modern era. She has been the best non-Chinese player to have dominated world badminton.
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